SHIMKUS OPPOSES NEW FEDERAL TAX
Congressman John Shimkus is opposed to a value added tax (VAT) that some in Washington have discussed as a way to reduce the federal deficit. Shimkus co-signed a letter to the co-chairs of the National Commission of Fiscal Responsibility and Reform against a VAT. Shimkus said, “I do not believe raising taxes or creating new ones, like a VAT, are how we should be going about balancing our federal deficit. First we need to stop spending so much, not finding ways to raise additional money just to keep spending more and more.” A value added tax is like a sales tax, but it is collected at each level of a transaction, not just on the final sale to a consumer. Thus coal sold to a steel mill is taxed, steel sold t a pipe maker is taxed, and the pipe sold to a contractor is taxed. The commission was created by the President to come up with ways to balance the federal budget.
COMETS BASEBALL TEAM WILL PLAY FOR REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
The Greenville Comets boys baseball team scored 2 first inning runs Wednesday afternoon against Carlyle and those proved to be the winning runs in the Comets 4-0 win over the Indians in the Regional game played at Greenville. The Comets will next play in the Regional Championship game Saturday at noon against the winner of today’s game between Trenton-Wesclin and Hillsboro, weather permitting. WGEL will carry the Comets championship game live. Kent Kesner will have the play by play at noon Saturday.
LADY ACES HEADING TO REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
The Mulberry Grove Lady Aces softball team is heading to the Regional Championship game after a victory over Ramsey. The Lady Aces won 5-1 over Ramsey in the Nokomis Regional and now advanced to the Regional Championship. The championship game is scheduled for Friday weather permitting against Nokomis. If the Lady Aces beat Nokomis they advance to the Sectional which will be held at Mulberry Grove. Good Luck to the Lady Aces.
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