From this Alabama News article Re: Langford's regressive sales tax increase:
Olivia Thompson, a former city bus driver forced to leave her job because of a disability, said she lives on just $607 a month.
"They're saying one penny's just one penny," the West End resident said. "It's not just one penny if they double and triple taxes for business owners. That's going to spill over to us, and we won't even be able to afford food stamps."
Langford, who dropped in for about 10 minutes of the evening meeting and took the microphone, dismissed such fears.
"If a penny's going to break you, you're already broke anyway, so don't worry about it," he told the cheering crowd.
What a callous little man. A domed stadium might be a good idea, but don't put the burden on those least able to bear it.
It's the cheering crowd that gets me, though. Birmingham is dumb. Dumb like a frog.