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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Those bastards will tax anything

When states mismanage money and need to rasie revenue the first thing they'll do is raise taxes. But taxing things things is just plain are just a few:

New York has a proposal to tax illegal drugs (The tax paying criminal? That's all Gotti had to do.)
Leasing a toll highway, like Indiana and Virginia
Tax on pornography and strip joints like in Texas, where they call it a "pole tax."

New York also has a tradition of some of the most outlandish schemes. In 1991, the Legislature famously approved the "sale" of Attica prison to a state authority for $242 million that was then used to help balance the budget.

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