Tuesday, May 29, 2007

"Now they're taxing you on having fun."


Chris Dickerson of Inglewood doesn't like the idea of shelling out extra cash to cook out on a propane-fueled grill, a summertime activity he enjoys with his family.

"We use it all the time," Dickerson said. "It's ridiculous. They already tax you on almost everything. Now they're taxing you on having fun."

Dickerson, who owns a gutter and siding company, was reacting to news that the state might eliminate the sales tax exemption on propane "for home use." That would mean he and other propane users would have to pay an extra 7 percent or more to fire up their backyard barbecues.

"Gas is already so expensive, and now they're going to tax you on propane?" Dickerson said.