…The reason Ms. Minter has lashed out against Mr. Scott’s decade-ago vote is that she’s being challenged for suggesting she would be open to expanding the sales tax from goods to services, something she does not deny. She now defends that decision by saying she would not expand the tax to services that would burden the middle class.
But that’s as vague as it is unsettling. Defining those choices is difficult and highly political, which is why her suggestion has invited Mr. Scott’s line of questioning. What services would she like to tax? How much money would that generate? Is that the state’s only means by which we can increase our revenue?
It’s a tough line of questioning.
But Ms. Minter can’t escape her circumstance by dredging up a law passed 13 years ago; a law she almost certainly would have supported herself…