Yes, I'm sure there's got to be a tie in to the fact that we're all April fools here believing it is just a temporary increase as purported. It's to assist in righting the economic wrongs that plague the state right now. I used to be embarrased to live where I do when tv shows like Laguna Beach and Real Housewives of OC came on, now I think people just get a chuckle in general about how the state has been managed. I just don't get how it can be thought (or perhaps they do realize it) that increasing sales tax is NOT going to achieve the intended goal. The day this came out we sat around the table at lunch discussing what we could buy elsewhere, preferring to pay shipping entities than taxes to make our point. People are incentivized to cut back or find out of state sources - look where we find fabric these days! This is the weekend to stock up on things we wouldn't typically order elsewhere, like TP, cleaning goods, etc., taxable items you wouldn't mail/online order before they go up in tax price. To get it back to sewing, of course our hobby industry has felt the effects of these times like any other, the hours at the dealership I loved working at to supplement my regular job were cut way back - I essentially lost both jobs the same month. This isn't going to help. So if you decide to move in, buy your cars, your machines, whatever big tax items you're thinking of that you wouldn't want to purchase long distance where you are before you load up the moving van!!!