The Campaign For DA

8.10.2017

Tone Deafness At Its Finest


The 8% references the Texas "tax free weekend."

The official organization of the Texas District and County Attorney's Association doesn't understand why some people would want to save 8% on a tax free weekend.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

If I had a steady flow of impoundment cash and assets, a measly 8% tax savings wouldn't spin my propeller either.

DF Pull Over, Give Me Your Keys, And Empty Your Wallet for the Good of Fighting Crime

Anonymous said...

I'm kinda in agreement them! Nothing to get excited about, I'm too poor to buy anything anyway!

Anonymous said...

That is an off comment, for sure. I value my own time and sanity a lot more than 8% sales tax, so I'll work the sales prices and discounts on other weeks rather than suffer the madness, crowds and pain in the neck of being anywhere near stores on tax-free days. I remember a gas station that offered up to 10 gallons of gas for free one day. People waited in line for hours, all the while burning gas in addition to time, to gain a prize worth about $25.

Triple Fake... said...

it's a big deal to some folks who are on a tight budget and need to buy those items whether they're on sale or not.
Now imagine if a store advertised a sale with 8% off selected items. Most people wouldn't even raise an eyebrow for less than 10%. But the idea of not paying tax on something is titillating.
Buying something for less than it normally sells for, plus denying the blood-sucking gubmint their due is a consumer's two-fer!

Anonymous said...

Triple Fake said titillating!!

Anonymous said...

He said titillating. That's a great word.

Anonymous said...

What if Triple Fake is a.....WOMAN!!

DF TF

Anonymous said...

To those assholes, a poor person is just someone they get to revoke in a couple of months.

DF Perfect Pitch

Anonymous said...

Barry thought that he had life figured out a long time ago. Great career, cruising down the road in his Honda listening to New Order. Feathered hair blowing in the wind. Mustache. Sad.

Anonymous said...

The joke is that it causes a stampede of shoppers, and retailers need Si vis pacem, para bellumnot discount their goods as much as they might otherwise to get people in the door.

Savvy shoppers would do better to wait a couple of weeks and buy at a deep markdown, even if they do have to give Austin a cut.

Anonymous said...

Complete non-sequitur -- Bedford Police just said Kaytlynn Cargill (missing/found dead Bedford girl) has been ruled a Homicide.

Anonymous said...

I've known people who get crazy about this sales tax free shopping; to go through an entire day of beat down shopping to save this 8%. Retailers game this, too. In the end, buying the same stuff the following week, or two weeks before, during other sales periods or promotions might even be a better net deal....and without the absolute beating.

Anonymous said...

Obviously many of y'all don't do the back to school shopping. Many stores runs sale to coincide with this weekend. One example kohls Nike shoes regular $65 in sale &55 PLUS 20% off coupon = &44 final cost and no tax that a nice savings on something being bought anyway

Anonymous said...

Would they really give up their lives to understand why someone wants 8 percent off? Is that something to actually DIE for? Guess so, if you are the staff of TDCAA.

Anonymous said...

Booooo to them - may their bloody heads roll down the street!