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TOWN CLAIMS REVENUE IS NEEDED FOR ROAD PROJECTS …

|| By FITSNEWS || The town of Lexington, S.C. is looking to impose a new two-cent “hospitality tax” on prepared food within its city limits – a $2.1 million annual levy it claims will fund various road projects.

Sheesh … this scam again?  Seriously?

A gasoline tax was defeated at the state level earlier this year (thanks to S.C. Senator Tom Davis) while Lexington County voters rejected at county-wide sales tax hike last November.

Voters will have no say in this tax hike, however …

It will be decided exclusively by Lexington’s town council – which consists of mayor Steve MacDougall, mayor pro-tem Hazel Livingston and council members Kathy Maness, Todd Shevchik, Todd Carnes and Ron Williams.

And if they approve it, it could begin being collected as early as next month.

We don’t live within the town limits of Lexington, nor do we have occasion to visit the town often.  So the tax hike doesn’t directly affect us.  But those who would be affected by it aren’t pleased.

In fact one local resident made her displeasure perfectly clear to us …

“If that tax passes, I may buy my groceries in Lexington County, but I won’t be spending a PENNY in restaurants,” she told us.  “I’ll cook my own damn food that’s taxed enough already.”

Good for her …

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