Redistribution of fairness

Birmingham News editorial

When the Alabama House of Representatives debates a bill today that would remove the state sales tax on groceries, you can bet opponents utter these words, or some variation, more than once:

"The whole bill is a redistribution of wealth." (In fact, that's what state Rep. Mac Gipson, R-Prattville, said when the House Education Appropriations Committee voted last week to send the bill to the House.)

Bill sponsor Rep. John Knight, D-Montgomery, prefers another term: "a redistribution of fairness." So do we.

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