Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Reaction to Taxes
Not surprisingly, Calderón's proposed tax increases have not been received with flowers and champaign. According to Excélsior's pollster, 81 percent of those polled rejected the 2 percent consumption tax, 87 disapproved of the tax on gas, 80 percent rejected the corporate profit and telecommunications tax, and 72 percent were opposed to the proposed tax on cash deposits. The vice taxes were more popular, however: 82 percent were in favor of taxes on cigarettes and alcohol, while 60 percent expressed support for a tax on lotteries and gambling.