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A national sales tax?

“Sales,” a 30-second TV commercial by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, says Cathy McMorris would replace the national tax code with a new federal sales tax.

“Experts say a national sales tax would eliminate the home mortgage deduction and add a new sales tax to almost every new purchase on top of the state sales tax,” the narrator says.

A national sales tax would mean paying more for milk, gas, houses and cars—even a haircut, the ad says.


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