Making education a little less expensive
Congressman Mark Green, Republican candidate for governor, has proposed a sales tax moratorium on selected items for the first weekend in August to make buying school supplies a little easier for parents. From the press release:
“Green’s proposal would exempt from sales taxes school supplies priced under $50, clothing and shoes under $100, and computers under $1,500 purchased during the first weekend of August. Examples of items that would be tax exempt include: notebooks, text books, folders, paper, writing instruments, book bags, art supplies, laptop computers, desktop computers, printers and keyboards.”
“As a working mom, I know how hard it is for the average taxpayer every autumn to get their kids supplied for school. Wisconsin doesn’t make it any easier by slapping a sales tax on top.
“Wisconsin was ranked sixth highest in taxes, according to a recent study. Working moms and dads struggle every day just to meet their heavy Wisconsin tax burden. By allowing a break in the sales tax, more parents will be able to make sure their children have what they need to get a good start in school.”
As a father of two small children, I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking this is a great idea.