Home Depot advertises Black Friday sales on its website. homedepot.com
Final Note

A national sales tax on Black Friday purchases?

Tess Vigeland Nov 24, 2011
Home Depot advertises Black Friday sales on its website. homedepot.com

And this final note, if you’re among those Americans who wish that Thanksgiving Day would keep being about
Thanksgiving — and not shopping.

Take a look at a proposal on the op-ed pages of today’s New York Times. Cornell economics professor Robert Frank has a policy proposal that has about as much chance of passing as your turkey had of living to a ripe old age. But it’s still worth a mention.

He suggests a 6 percent across-the-board national sales tax on all purchases made between 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and 6 a.m. on the following Friday. He calls it his 6-6-6 plan.

Show of hands, please, if you’re in favor.

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