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Cities and States Plan Strange New Taxes on Pretty Much Everything

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posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 12:25 PM
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Cities and States Plan Strange New Taxes on Pretty Much Everything


www.foxnews.com

Things haven't been all downhill for the taxman, though: some surprising new tariffs, like supersizing the tax on AIG bonuses, have had a measure of popular support, but most are being opposed hand and foot over wallet.

Cigarette taxes are jumping so much on April 1 that it will soon be cheaper to run a tobacco farm than to buy a pack of cigarettes. So as you stockpile your smokes for the coming decade, here's a look at some of the more egregious new taxes you'll be seeing soon.

IT'S ELECTRIC
Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty has proposed a slew of new taxes (for taxes are no longer solitary creatures like wolves, but herd together in dangerous slews) to meet his city's massive deficit. His first target: budget-busting street lights, which Washingtonians will now fund with an extra $51 monthly tax. Bottom line: if you expect to be kept safe from monsters lurking in the District night, it's really going to cost you.

DO THE MASH
Kentucky is called the state of the "unbridled spirit," but when a new 6 percent tax hike on booze goes into effect April 1, that slogan might have to change. Lawmakers are going to be taxing their very own Kentucky bourbon, which is, along with Col. Sanders and the Bowie knife, among the greatest contributions of the Bluegrass State. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you.

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posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 12:25 PM
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The article continues stating other taxes which states are introducing and the people in those states will have to be paying are just a sign of what si to come.

The taxes won't end here, there will be taxes for the CO2, and methane that you pet can contribute to the hoax of Global Warming, farm animals will also be taxed for the same thing, but in general what all of this means is that President Obama once again lied and there will not only be new taxes, but we will see taxes on the stupidest issues jsut to fill the pockets of the super rich, meanwhile the middle class, the downtrotten middle class, and the poorer Americans will have to pay the bills.

Pretty soon it will be more profitable to be homeless and in the streets, which will then be the dream of Obama, and TPTB of everyone being equally poor meanwhile they have all the money.

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posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 12:29 PM
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* Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty has proposed a slew of new taxes (for taxes are no longer solitary creatures like wolves, but herd together in dangerous slews) to meet his city's massive deficit. His first target: budget-busting street lights, which Washingtonians will now fund with an extra $51 monthly tax. Bottom line: if you expect to be kept safe from monsters lurking in the District night, it's really going to cost you.

* Kentucky is called the state of the "unbridled spirit," but when a new 6 percent tax hike on booze goes into effect April 1, that slogan might have to change. Lawmakers are going to be taxing their very own Kentucky bourbon, which is, along with Col. Sanders and the Bowie knife, among the greatest contributions of the Bluegrass State. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you.

* Nevada's hidebound lawmakers are finally going after prostitution in their state. Well, not really ... but one Las Vegas Democrat has proposed a $5 surcharge on all, ummm, transactions, which he says will boost the state's economy by $2 million. While you finish doing the math on how many rendezvous there are annually in Nevada (answer: a lot), it's worth noting that most bordellos charge a minimum of about $100 to $200 for their services, and don't object much to the suggested tax. Five bucks is a paltry thing next to the prices some people are willing to pay in the Silver State.

* Nevada has also raised its so-called bed tax, which isn't nearly as fun as it sounds. Its 3 percent hike was levied in March on travelers spending the night in Nevada hotels, most of whom end up in Las Vegas. Nevada isn't alone: nearly half of states have a hotel tax meant to punish suckers foolish enough to leave their own homes, but as more sign on there's danger of an interstate tax war. Once everyone has imposed a stiff nightly rate, who will be safe from harm?

* Texas led the way in 2007 by levying a $5 tax on patrons of gentlemen's clubs, exotic dance parlors and all other places where women disrobe for money. Now Florida and New York are among states considering their own "pole taxes," which have already netted the Lone Stars $11.2 million in revenues. The money was supposed to be used to fund sexual assault services (and no, the irony is not lost on anyone). Only hitch: a Texas judge ruled the tax an unconstitutional infringement of free speech. Yes, stripping is free speech. Let freedom ring.

* Billions of dollars in the hole, California's legislature is considering a blunt proposal from a San Francisco assemblyman: taxing legalized marijuana sales at $50 an ounce, a move its sponsor thinks could net the state about $1 billion a year. Oregon is considering a similar measure, taxing medical marijuana at nearly $100 an ounce. The taxes could really help excite the states' economies, even if everything else gets sluggish for a while.

* If you live in America and your name starts with a letter, you're probably going to be seeing higher gas taxes soon. States and municipalities from Massachusetts to Michigan are planning gas hikes to help rev up their stalling fiscal engines. So any of you planning to travel across state lines to stock up on cigarettes before April 1 had better get on the road fast, before new highway taxes, raised tolls, speeding cameras and apocalyptic moths bar your way for good.

* A Washington state representative was beaten back in February when he suggested taxing pornographic materials to save programs that serve the poor and disabled. A noble gesture indeed, which would have taxed adult magazines, adult photographs, adult videos, adult phone services and a few things even adults wouldn't want to talk about. The flesh lobby (and the rep's fellow Democrats in the state house) stopped the bill in its tracks, a rare win for anti-tax forces this season. The ACLU opposed the bill, too, arguing that taxing pornography is a tax on free speech. So what happens if you put it on mute?


Our tax dollars at work..... :shk:



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 12:38 PM
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I just love (being silly) the extra tax on cow flatulance!

Good god, they a making taxes out of things that can be measured, but not really seen!

I lived in cow country for a few years, where the population of cows or beef cattle exeeded the human occupants.

A lot of folks I know, have simply sold off their herds in anticipation of this.

End result, Beef, it's not going to be what's for dinner anymore on a lot of people's tables.

Fine with me, as I am vegan...........but still!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 12:42 PM
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When you're a slave, you pay taxes. Small government, WHERE ARE YOU? But no, Obama worshippers and Bush worshippers LOVE big government. A problem? MORE GOVERNMENT! Yeah because big government always lead to succes right? RIGHT?



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 01:02 PM
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Honestly, I'm 100% for the legalization and taxation of marijuana. I think it's the one tax that will actually produce billions in revenue for the state and not anger the populace, many of whom smoke marijuana already. It would also succeed in bankrupting the gangs and organized crime associated with the growth, harvesting, distribution and sale of marijuana.

It seems to be win/win for both sides.

A pack of cigarettes in New York already costs as much as a bag of weed anyway.



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 01:02 PM
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Then there is the DIGITAL TV switch-over. Want to view your "American Idol", or the "stars dance"--open wide the wallet.

Or a "keystroke tax", paid with your monthly internet access bill...bye bye internet...

As the "Police" say... "with every breath you take"...I'll be taxing YOU...



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 01:22 PM
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Washington, D.C. -- Sources close to the Obama administration have confirmed that a new 5% tax on all previous taxes has been signed into law and will go into effect on October 1st, 2009.

The money received from the new "Tax" tax would go to fund the new government agency, Creative Taxation Organization. The C.T.O. will have the sole duty of coming up with new taxes and will answer directly to the Secretary of the Treasury.



Ok, April Fools. But I bet they could get away with it.

[edit on 1-4-2009 by General Izer]



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