"Let them eat cake," as the French saying goes; or in this case, let them eat sandwiches at a restaurant without a tax. That's what the Utah Taxpayers Association wanted, but won't be getting.
The association has decided not to appeal a November decision made by a district court judge in its legal challenge of a restaurant tax imposed in Utah County. The association argued the tax gives an unfair advantage to retail shops over restaurants that sell the same food and drink.
"We disagree with the judge's decision, however in our experience ... if it is a close call ... [the courts] will back up the government," said Utah Taxpayers Association vice president Royce Van Tassell. "Given that experience we felt it was better to live to fight the battle another day."