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Friday, March 11, 2005

"Toilet Paper Tax"

Florida Democratic Lawmaker wants to tax toilet paper.

Senator Al Lawson wants to introduce a 2 cent tax on the purchase of toilet paper to help fund a sewage treatment center. the tax is designed to help smaller, growing towns off set the cost of the expansion.

if passed, it is estimated that the tax could raise up to $50 million per year for the local areas. but, it would have to be approved by the Republican Legislature and would also need the approval of Governor Jeb Bush. otherwise, the bill is likely to hit the can.

sure it's only 2 cents, and it is something we all use and need. my question is, why is it when it comes time to pay for something new, Democrat's want to raise taxes, not cut spending?

even though i do not live in Florida, i hope the measure doesn't pass. what's next, a tax on grocery store bags? wait, that's already been brought up in others states as well. nevermind.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is one of the dumbest things I've ever heard of. Why doesn't the government just require people to pay everytime they flush their toilet? Maybe we have to pay a quarter every time we need to flush - they'll make a ton of money that way too.

Come on this is DUMB!

9:44 PM

 
Blogger volterwd said...

When people use services like sewars and plumbing... they have to pay for it... apparently they think the public isnt paying enough

1:05 AM

 
Blogger Cranky Liberal said...

Any idea how much it cost to build a waste water plant? A water treatment plant? Do you know where that mony comes from?

As a person who lives in Florida, I'd like to ask you what part of our spending (remember, as you point out that the legistlature and the Gov are Republicans) would you like us to cut out? Education? One of the lowest (and worst) funded systems in the country? Roads? Nope they stink traffic is a nightmare? I'm curious what we shoudl cut?

People want sewers and they want water they can drink. It costs money. It's part of living in an advanced society. If you want indoor plumbing you need to pay for it. Think of it as the ultimate usage fee. Or maybe we should just all go play bear in the woods.

12:36 PM

 

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