Free groceries!

Birmingham News editorial

How does two weeks' worth of free groceries sound? That's what the great majority of Alabamians stand to gain if the Legislature removes the state's 4 percent sales tax from food and over-the-counter drugs.

Alabama Arise, a group that lobbies for the poor, uses that pitch to make the case for lawmakers axing the state sales tax. Obviously, saving 4 percent on grocery bills over the course of a year means saving 4 percent a year, which is roughly two weeks of that 52-week year. Even journalists can do that math.

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