Yes! I would much rather pay more going to the store than get paid less because they government is taking it. I believe that their shouldn't be a capital tax on lottery winners either, that should be considered income and tax free because it It is going to Americans who will then spend it and pay the new 23% national sales tax and boost the economy. Does anyone realize this national sales tax will actually boost the economy even more than the income tax has ever done. I agree though that necessities should have a less sales tax or none.