Editorial: People's Choice

Senators, let the people decide whether to approve a proposed constitutional amendment passed this week in the House that will remove the state sales tax from groceries.

That's how it should be since the bill will affect everyone.

Supporters believe we should not tax food. And we should not make families earning less than $20,000 pay state income tax.

Detractors believe it is wrong to pay for the bill by taking away the deduction on state income taxes for federal income taxes paid.

Supporters say this tax increase will only affect about 20% of Alabama families.

Detractors say that's not fair - cut the sales tax but find another way to pay for the more than 320 million dollar revenue loss.

If the Senate passes the bill, voters will determine whether or not it is fair by casting ballots in a November referendum.

Give us that opportunity.