Gut Rumbles
 

March 11, 2005

squeeze the charmin

Democrats will tax just about anything. I would say that this proposal from Florida is a bunch of shit and it chaps my ass, but that would be bathroom humor.

Personally, I think Sen. Al Lawson is full of crap, but taxing toilet paper might be a good way to go. The state could be flush with $50 million in additional revenue from this tax. They might wipe some debt off the books.

Hell, government taxes almost everything else anyway. Why not toilet paper?

Comments

It might be cheaper just to wipe my ass with my tax return.

Posted by: McGehee on March 11, 2005 11:34 AM

An effective method of raising tax revenues would be to impose a tax on penises. The tax would be based on penis length- self assessed of course. Each tax payer would be issued with a receipt ,perhaps in the form of an easily displayed badge , showing how much they had paid.
Jim Braiden

Posted by: JIM BRAIDEN on March 11, 2005 11:40 AM

Florida is way behind -- pun intended!
We've been paying 7 percent sales tax here in NC for years -- and TP goes right down the conveyor with the the beer.

Posted by: Indigo on March 11, 2005 02:52 PM

Yeah, TP is sales-taxed here in Georgia too.

Posted by: McGehee on March 11, 2005 04:28 PM

EVERYTHING is sales-taxed in Georgia, and I pay 9% due to a couple of "local option" county referendums that were supposed to reduce property taxes.

Guess how THAT worked out?

Posted by: Acidman on March 11, 2005 06:08 PM

This tax would be in addition to sales tax. Lawson never saw a tax he didn't like.

Posted by: Larry on March 11, 2005 11:15 PM

This by-item surtax ranks right up there with a proposal in San Francisco (where else?*) to tax grocery bags at I think 17 cents each.

* (I ask "where else?". Oh, probably Boston, Madison, St Paul, Santa Fe...)

Posted by: the friendly grizzly on March 12, 2005 09:01 PM
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