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Tennessee has an annual sales tax-free holiday weekend that begins on the last Friday of July. Part of the push is that certain items, including computers and clothing, can be purchased throughout the Volunteer State free of sales tax, which promotes consumerism while helping out families purchasing items for kids who are about to go back to school. The Charlotte Observer reports that a proposal to include feminine hygiene products among sales tax-free items has been receiving big-time pushback from Republicans.

 

Republican state Sen. Joey Hensley explained that he was worried about … how many tampons women might buy. While debating against the bill in the state legislature, he said, 

 

https://m.dailykos.com/stories/1918766

 

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1 hour ago, skews13 said:

Tennessee has an annual sales tax-free holiday weekend....

 

skews...I live in East Tennessee and I thought the merchant pays the tax !

 

I know this is wrong in your link...Tennessee’s current sales tax is 7%  actually it is 9% or 10% depending on what you're buying.

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58 minutes ago, king of the county said:

What about sex toys?

Where to draw the line, huh? 
 

The fact women will buy tampons regardless so no extra incentive to buy will be lost on dumbocrats like the OP. He doesn’t understand about elasticity. 

2 hours ago, skews13 said:

Tennessee has an annual sales tax-free holiday weekend that begins on the last Friday of July. Part of the push is that certain items, including computers and clothing, can be purchased throughout the Volunteer State free of sales tax, which promotes consumerism while helping out families purchasing items for kids who are about to go back to school. The Charlotte Observer reports that a proposal to include feminine hygiene products among sales tax-free items has been receiving big-time pushback from Republicans.

 

Republican state Sen. Joey Hensley explained that he was worried about … how many tampons women might buy. While debating against the bill in the state legislature, he said, 

 

https://m.dailykos.com/stories/1918766

 

We should be buying all you crybabies some tampons and manpons to plug up all the crying over Trump winning. 

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3 hours ago, DeepBreath said:

Where to draw the line, huh? 
 

The fact women will buy tampons regardless so no extra incentive to buy will be lost on dumbocrats like the OP. He doesn’t understand about elasticity. 

We should be buying all you crybabies some tampons and manpons to plug up all the crying over Trump winning. 

Elasticity tricky economic term to grasp 

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7 hours ago, king of the county said:

Elasticity tricky economic term to grasp 

Not really.  The government sure has a good grasp, hence taxes cigarettes, gas and alcohol.

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