By Tim Jimenez
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — What do you Pennsylvanians think of a potential sales tax increase? When it comes to money out of the pocket, it’s not hard to get opinions on that.
In Fort Washington, Mary Ann from Horsham is not liking a potential sales tax jump to 7.25 percent
“Because the money never goes to the right place anyway,” says Mary Ann. “If the money went to the right place it would be fine but the money never does. Where’s all the money going now we’re paying? I have no idea. It’s lost in the abyss.”
A tax that affects the working classes the most, Mary Ann says.
Terry crunches numbers while working in finance.
She looks at state taxes across the country and thinks a jump from 6 percent to 7.25 percent in Pennsylvania isn’t so bad.
“There are a lot of other states that pay 9 percent in total so I think it’s a good idea.”
A good idea, Terry says with more money slated for schools, which Helen says should be a top priority.
“If most of it is going towards education, I’m for it,” says Helen. “I hate the idea of paying extra but it has to be.”
Mary Ann says more cash out of their pocketbooks hurts more than it helps.
“I think there are other ways they can figure out how to get this budget together. That’s a pretty good increase. You know the working class people are going to have to pick up the tab.”