Below is an email exchange between Bob Hamer and Thayrone X of WAAM Radio. Bob encourages Thayrone to quit calling the Snyder Tax Hike a 1% increase, as increasing the sales tax from 6% to 7% is actually a 16.6% increase. Thanks Bob for pointing this out!
-----Original Message----- From: Robert Hamer
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 5:57 PM
To: Thayrone X
Subject: Sales tax increase
You have to stop calling the proposed tax increase as a "one percent increase."
As I'm sure you know (but some of your listeners don't), a one CENT increase would in fact be a 16.6% increase in the tax.
Sure, the MSM wishes people to think of it as one percent, but it AIN"T.
If voters think of it as it really is, they're less likely to vote for it.
Date: February 26, 2015 12:16:14 AM EST
To: "Robert Hamer"
Subject: Re: Sales tax increase
Got it and I'll hit this on the show, thanks!
King of the wild broadcast frontier