I Know Money’s Tight

…but this veto seems like a particularly bad idea.

Gov. Haley Barbour vetoed a bill Wednesday that would phase out a state sales tax on groceries and increase the tax on cigarettes.
…The bill, which zipped through the Senate and House at the start of the 2006 session, would eliminate the 7 percent grocery tax by 2014.
Officials say Mississippi has the highest state grocery tax in the nation – but one of the lowest cigarette excise taxes, 18 cents a pack.

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