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Old 05-14-2009, 09:23 AM   #11
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The idea being that, just like cigarette's, taxing something to death will drive people away from using it. It's very "Big Brother", definitely intrusive, and worst, it's regressive. It's a regressive tax. This is going to hit the lower socio-economic bracket hardest.

That's one of the things that kill me. The left is supposed to be for the working poor, but they always seem to be heaping bullshit taxes all over them at the same time. I think it goes back to the reality that these people don't take care of themselves by choice, and the liberals feel that they need to do it for them. They tax them left and right then feed the taxes back to them in other forms, like really super inefficient government programs.

Best just to leave well enough alone...
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:57 PM   #12
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Game boys? They blame GAME BOYS for obesity?

Pardon me for playing Contra 4 instead of exercising during my train ride to work. I didn't want to piss off the guy next to me when I knocked over his coffee doing jumping jacks.
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I guess Wii's are exempt from this tax?
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Old 05-14-2009, 04:08 PM   #14
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I guess Wii's are exempt from this tax?





I always play Wii with my ass on the couch.
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The only thing that surprises me about this is that it wasn't the brainchild of someone here in Taxylvania.

Now granted, lardasses piss me off too, especially when I have to sit next to them on the bus or at a hockey/baseball game (they really ought to make them pay for 2 seats, one for their asses and one for their big friggin stomachs that would swallow me whole). But come on, is there really a need for yet another unnecessary tax? Isn't this one of the very things the "tea parties" were centered around?

Here's an idea - if you really want kids to be more active, how about stressing to mom and dad that NO, GET YOUR BUTT OUTSIDE AND PLAY is an acceptable answer whenever little Johnny or Sally cries that they want to play their Gameboys for hours on end. And that if they take them to McDonald's, that they DO have control over what they can eat. That would also apply to candy, chips, pop, etc.

Oh wait...that would be parents taking responsibility for their child's actions, and we all know that personal responsibility has gone the way of the dodo. Nevermind then - forget I said that.
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The only thing that surprises me about this is that it wasn't the brainchild of someone here in California.
Fixed to reflect my own personal view.

California practically invented the idea of regulating everything to death.

This stupid state.
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Taxylvania? I'll trade right now. We have a 7% grocery tax and a 5% income tax

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I know what you mean. You've got a better chance of finding a Made in the USA label than you do of finding a product that isn't "known to the State of California to cause cancer". They need to limit that to products that pose a legitimate risk because otherwise nobody will take the warning seriously.
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OK, but Pennsylvania is regarded as one of the most heavily taxed states in the country: http://www.realtor.org/RMODaily.nsf/...5?OpenDocument. Hence the nickname "Taxylvania."

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California practically invented the idea of regulating everything to death.

This stupid state.
Amazingly, California did NOT make the top 10, even though you and everyone else I've known who lives there complain constantly about all the taxes they pay.
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OK, but Pennsylvania is regarded as one of the most heavily taxed states in the country: http://www.realtor.org/RMODaily.nsf/...5?OpenDocument. Hence the nickname "Taxylvania."
Well, taxes do suck but I don't like that way of measuring them. States with higher incomes will pay more in income and sales taxes.

I don't think anyone in PA would prefer to have Mississippi's taxes, even though we're a lot lower per capita. But we're lower per capita because our economy sucks.
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