Now that Gov. Easley has proposed to reimpose on you and me the supposedly “temporary” half-cent sales tax increase, as well as expand the sales tax rate to more and more areas, I’m wondering when and where this more-more-more quest for cash will end. The folks in Buffalo, New York have answered the question about sales tax, according to an editorial in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal. The piece reads in part:

“The breaking point was a proposal that would have increased the county’s already exorbitant sales tax by a full percentage point to 9.25%. How that would have been good for business in a slow-growth region whose biggest difficulty in attracting investment is its location in high-tax New York state is anyone’s guess. The legislature was gearing up to do just that in December when angry voters launched a grassroots campaign demanding an end instead to patronage jobs and pork-barrel spending.”