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Many states exempt food from sales taxes because these taxes tend to be regressive. Which of the following explains why these taxes are regressive?

A

Those with higher incomes spend a higher dollar amount on food.

B

Those with lower incomes spend a greater portion of their income on food.

C

Those with higher incomes spend a greater portion of their incomes on food.

D

All people spend the same percentage of their incomes on food.

E

All people have to buy food.

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