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Saturday, July 2, 2022

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Dear Source:
I say nonsense to a sales tax for too many reasons to list here. For example, it hurts lower income people and will hurt tourism. If we need more money, let's go after those who pay no income taxes or cheat on them because of the cash nature of our economy.
Now on the subject of who can vote on the VI Constitution–has everyone, especially the VI Legislature, gone mad? How about permitting people to vote who do at least one of the following: registered to vote in the VI; file personal income taxes in the VI; pay real property taxes in the VI. Shouldn't that include everyone with a real interest in how the VI is run? Isn't that inclusive?
Now, let's get on with the business of governing ourselves in a sensible way.

Dena Langdon
St. Thomas

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Dear Source:
I say nonsense to a sales tax for too many reasons to list here. For example, it hurts lower income people and will hurt tourism. If we need more money, let's go after those who pay no income taxes or cheat on them because of the cash nature of our economy.
Now on the subject of who can vote on the VI Constitution--has everyone, especially the VI Legislature, gone mad? How about permitting people to vote who do at least one of the following: registered to vote in the VI; file personal income taxes in the VI; pay real property taxes in the VI. Shouldn't that include everyone with a real interest in how the VI is run? Isn't that inclusive?
Now, let's get on with the business of governing ourselves in a sensible way.

Dena Langdon
St. Thomas

Editor's note: We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to source@viaccess.net.