|Arizona Libertarian Party hoping to repeal Phoenix food tax|
"The city government simply said we need to grab this money," said Joe Cobb, Libertarian Party Treasurer. "We the people think we should rise up and say 'no.'"
Last week the Phoenix City Council approved a 2 percent tax on food.
The money raised from the tax would help keep jobs in both the Phoenix Fire and Police Departments from being cut.
"I think we should cut the police department in favor of relying on the unorganized militia for our safety," said Barry Hess, Vice-Chair of the Arizona Libertarian Party.
Reached by phone Monday night, a Phoenix Fire Department spokesperson said firefighters have already given up a lot, from furlough days to positions going unfilled.
"(The Libertarians) are not taking into consideration public safety and other services provided by the City of Phoenix," said Pete Gorraiz, President of the United Phoenix Firefighters Association.
But the Libertarians believes the fire department needs to do more.
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