enigma1 - 10:53 pm on Nov 10, 2011 (gmt 0)
All sales taxes are on revenue. Plus, it's paid by the consumer, not businesses.
So? You mean it makes no difference because it's the consumer who pays the extra tax not the business (who perhaps purchases services or products from another business thus becoming a consumer who pays the tax after all). In the end everyone pays it one way or another.
Either they don't know what's going on right now or they do it on purpose. The methodology followed matches the current economic climate and it's basically alchemy. You borrow from the future to pay the past, print more paper to cook the numbers and use an endless bureaucracy to cover them up. If they wanted to boost the market they would had relaxed or pretty much eliminate the sales tax long time ago.