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Cast a Shadow ... Pay the Tax

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posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 10:02 PM
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The rationale appears to go something like this:

An awning casts a shadow on public property and therefore you must pay to use that property.

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The best thing about this policy (if you’re the government) is that taken to its logical extreme, you could charge everyone a fee on sunny days. Unless you’re a vampire, you probably are using public land by casting a shadow.

We would also note that this gives new meaning to the term "shadow banking."
They're Now Taxing Shadows

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OBSERVATION:

In New York City, it would be a ... Windfall-Tax.

( or how-to: tax compounded-shadows amongst tall buildings? )

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OPINION:

Prices would increase on ... Cave-Dwellings.

( i.e. how-to: avoid the shadow-tax? )
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posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 10:28 PM
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Sounds like a bunch of desperate bust-out governments.




posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 10:31 PM
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a reply to: FarleyWayne

LOL...after we got the carbon tax i was laughing about how long it would be until they sucker punch us with a sunlight tax.....looks like the time for laughter is over



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 10:33 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

My wife's asleep and I'm struggling really hard from laughing-out-loud ...

I'm literally in need of tissue-paper.

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DISCLOSURE:

I'm not creative enough to make this (type-of-stuff?) up.
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posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 10:35 PM
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Death and taxes, man.

Death and taxes.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 10:40 PM
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a reply to: FarleyWayne

I predict the awning business in Italy is going to go belly up very soon...



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 10:41 PM
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im sure they are working on air taxes too.
how many breaths do you take a year.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 10:44 PM
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a reply to: coldkidc

You got that right,law of unintended consequences. How does one go about not paying this tax? Remove the awning. Awnings actually help with keeping rooms cool. Your AC bill may go up.

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posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 10:46 PM
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originally posted by: autopat51
im sure they are working on air taxes too.
how many breaths do you take a year.


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OBSERVATION-and/or-OPINION:

I attribute 'air taxes' to the ... ACA/Obamacare.

( i.e. 'air taxes' already exist; ... regardless, star-for-you)
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posted on Mar, 21 2015 @ 12:43 AM
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a reply to: FarleyWayne

very amusing, considering they already charge for air.. i wouldn't put it past it XD



posted on Mar, 21 2015 @ 01:10 AM
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a reply to: FarleyWayne

Fine! Let the IRS try to tax my shadow. It has zero money.



posted on Mar, 21 2015 @ 08:27 AM
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"Let me tell you how it will be..."



Published in 1966...
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posted on Mar, 21 2015 @ 09:38 AM
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originally posted by: autopat51
im sure they are working on air taxes too.
how many breaths do you take a year.


Average breath rate is 20 times a minute.

That makes it 10,512,000 breaths a year.

.00009 cents per breath tax rate ought to do...



posted on Mar, 21 2015 @ 10:27 AM
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How is it that the government can tax something that they have zero to do with? "They didn't make that".

What gives them authority over things that are not made by man? What involvement did they, or anyone else have, in making sunlight or a shadow for that matter?

Go ahead and tax things that are man made, but how can they justify this? Tax the awnings maybe, but the shadow cast on "their" public property? Doesn't the public pay taxes on public property already? We need to slap the hands that keep stealing from the cookie jar.

Why not just let the government keep their funny play money and leave us the heck alone. The people need a separate currency that isn't given by the government and then taken away at every turn.



posted on Mar, 21 2015 @ 10:56 AM
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originally posted by: MichiganSwampBuck
How is it that the government can tax something that they have zero to do with? "They didn't make that".





I wonder if she got taxed on her use of Lego and lectured on the environmental effects of large structures.



posted on Mar, 21 2015 @ 11:04 AM
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Makes me feel a bit better about America's govt.

Me and the wife can only chuckle in disbelief.



posted on Mar, 21 2015 @ 11:14 AM
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Stupid law deserves a stupid solution, put spotlights near the ground to eliminate the shadow...

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posted on Mar, 22 2015 @ 04:39 PM
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originally posted by: Irishhaf
Makes me feel a bit better about America's govt.

Me and the wife can only chuckle in disbelief.


This is actually in Greece but, I wouldn't put it past an american city to do it.

The nightfall tax.



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