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August 18, 2022

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Letter to the editor:

17 percent sales tax would hurt

In the plan being touted by Herman Cain, there would be a 9 percent national sales tax.

We do not know what exactly will be taxed.

What we do know is that 9 percent sales tax would be added onto the sales tax of more than 8 percent that Nevadans now pay on many items. A tax of more than 17 percent would mean an increase to at least 17 cents per dollar and $17 per $100 to the consumers’ costs on many items.

Somebody, anybody: Please explain how this is a good thing.

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