Originally Posted By: yoyo52
Consumption taxes are always more of a burden to people who earn less money unless, as David says, necessities are exempted. Even then the burden falls most heavily on the poor.
Didn't realize that. What would be considered necessities besides food, clothing?

I'd wager that outside of rent/mortgage food is next and a major part of all income spent with things like utilities and gasoline being next on the list.

In our locale food from the store is not taxed, but hard goods are.