This is a far more complicated issue than it seems. The issue being that politicians are all bad people. Some are just less bad than others.
There is no circumstance the staff can imagine under which feminine needs including tampons and other menstrual hygiene products should be taxed. There is little consistency in our tax laws, but this is a glaring inconsistency which needs to be rectified.
Politicians who weren’t smart enough, politically adept enough, and genuinely interested in women’s rights shouldn’t need a special bill to address this. If they didn’t want to create flashy hype about their stance on women they should have taken these taxes out in the last budget, not through special favor seeking legislation. This isn’t a new issue that just popped up since the last budget was set. Shame on all lawmakers who left this off their agenda in budget season and put it in during election season. Shame on California’s Governor for making it an issue of revenue not equality.
Right this inequality, but don’t curry favor for changing something that should never have been.
Jerry Brown’s Disappointing Tampon Tax Decision http://nyti.ms/2cFgVX0