To the editor:
Regardless of how it is presented to the public, the 1 to 2 percent “sales tax” that will be added to the sales tax charged by state and local governments is a hidden increase to the price charged for goods and services. This should not be allowed. The true price is not shown to the buyer. A competitive advantage is given to these businesses. State and local governments are deprived of sales tax revenue on the 1 to 2 percent. This lost revenue will have to be made up for by the rest of us and can be a significant amount.