Phoenix, AZ - Beginning the first week in August, Arizonans will face a new tax. This tax has been titled the "Mex-tax" to signify exactly what the taxes will be targeting, i.e. any and all goods and services that are Mexican in nature. The ½ percent increase in sales tax is being levied in hopes of offsetting the financial pinch Arizona is currently feeling due to major boycotts of the state from all over America and Mexico.
While opponents of the bill claim that this is "the last nail to be hammered into the coffin that holds our dear state of Arizona," proponents of the bill say that the tax is not only necessary but quite a fair exchange for all the problems the Mexicans have caused Arizona over the illegal immigration issue.
The senator who introduced the bill last week, Senator Dee Pockets (R-AZ), claims that she was called to action when she realized how much money the state was losing because individual Americans as well as entire city governments all over America were taking their business and pleasure trips elsewhere in protest of the illegal immigration enforcement law signed by Arizona's governor a few weeks ago.
In introducing her bill, Pockets stated "Arizona is losing, and stands to lose, billions of dollars due to our having to step up to the plate when the federal government would not. We did not ask for the Mexican problem, the Mexican problem has been here longer than we have. It was time for us to stand up to the problem and in doing so, it made some people unhappy."
Government tax experts have done some preliminary calculations and according to their findings, if every Mexican taco stand, restaurant and cantina, as well as all grocery and Mexican specialty foods stores charge the extra one-half percent tax on all things Mexican, from tacos to salsa, from piñatas to enchiladas, the State of Arizona will not only recoup its losses due to boycotts but will come out ahead of the game to the tune of about $50 billion. All retail registers in Arizona are being retrofitted with special Mex-Tax keys to add the half percentage point tax into the final tally.
Said the Governor's spokesperson," Sen. Pockets is quite literally a genius. She has taken what once was a sticky and expensive problem for Arizona and turned it around to where the state is actually going to profit from its legislation against the Hispanic and Latino populations in Arizona. We look forward to more legislative proposals from this very gifted politician."