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Carlo DiCicco letter: Examine benefits of a new food tax

Who benefits from the $30 million return expected from the proposed tax-generated $900 thousand investment to promote tourism in the Faro-Moorhead area?...

Who benefits from the $30 million return expected from the proposed tax-generated $900 thousand investment to promote tourism in the Faro-Moorhead area?

Will local restaurant workers see an increase in their measly hourly income? Or, will the resulting tourist-generated profits be pocketed by restaurant managers, lessees and owners?

Is it remotely reasonable to tax tourists and local residents to subsidize potential profits for local business?

Because actual local tax liability is normally not included in tourism promotions, instead of concealing their agenda in an addition to the current regressive sales/use tax, can't the Convention and Visitors Bureau courageously and honestly just increase restaurant food prices?

Where's the logic in initiating any tax to promote tourism so the tourists will be taxed when they arrive?

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Carlo DiCicco

Fargo

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