The rationale used by Assemblyman David Weprin to justify his proposed legislation exempting toilet paper from the 8.875 percent sales tax left me puzzled.
Weprin claims that "this a quality of life issue" and "the tax also disproportionately affects poor people" (New York Post, "Eager to dump TP Tax" - May 18).
Does Weprin know something the rest of us don't know concerning how poor people "wipe" versus working class, middle or upper income people? How does Weprin propose the state also make up for the lost revenue?
You have to ask if Weprin has too much free time on his hands?