Thursday, March 24, 2011

Retarded Politician of the Week Proposes Tax on Turds

Actually, taxing turds would just be the logical next step for the proposal made by Jim Suttle, Mayor of Omaha, Nebraska.  Mayor Suttle is proposing that the federal government levy a 10 cent tax on each roll of toilet paper purchased.   Suttle, the consummate politician, makes it clear that, while he is proposing the tax, he is not necessarily endorsing it.  Interesting.....

The turd paper tax would supposedly pay for federally mandated sewer improvements in Omaha.   Of course, like any tax proposed by any politician, a tax enacted never seems to go away and is often expanded beyond its original purpose.  Is it such a slippery slope to go from a tax on TP to a tax on turds?

Story in the Omaha World-Herald here.

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