Who pays taxes? When was the last time you looked at your cable bill, your phone bill or your energy bill? Those company bills are just a bit more transparent in their disclosure than your local retailer.
People pay taxes, companies do not! Companies, whether it's your favorite grocery store, your favorite clothing store or your favorite repairman, pass their fees and taxes on to their customers in the price of their products or services.
So when you hear your elected officials talk about taxing businesses to pay for something, remember it will be the customers of those businesses that will ultimately pay the tax.
If you want lower taxes, talk to your elected officials about reducing government spending, and you may have to accept fewer government services.
Sen. Tom Coburn's annual "Wastebook" gives us a few places we can begin to spend less!
- Paul Sciarra, Valparaiso