‘Swipe fees’ a hidden tax on the poor, most of all,
says Eric Zorn in Chi Trib, according to his columnar headline, which engages me not, mainly because I find myself distracted by a theme that pops uncontrolled into my head, namely that so many things are hidden taxes on poor and rich and us in between that I cannot count them.
Start with inflationary spending and money-making, that is, printing of it, by federal govt. It’s such an old issue that I hesitate to raise it in such august company as Eric Z., but inflation cheapens the money we have and we lose buying power, which I can safely aver is what the economy is all about.
I surely missed Z’s earlier column about inflation and when I get a minute or two I will find it . . . .