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Saturday, March 12, 2005

Pay as You Go, So to Speak.

Yahoo! News - Florida Lawmaker Seeks Toilet Paper Tax
When I read this the first time I thought it was satire but I was completely wrong. Some of the quotes the reporter sites in the story have that humorous double-entendre quality to them. Such as:

In a Republican-dominated Legislature that doesn't like new taxes, the idea is likely to pretty quickly end up in the tank.

Senate President Tom Lee, R-Brandon, said he didn't think it would get too far, but didn't rule it out."We'll be getting to the bottom of it real soon," Lee said.

"We're not wild about tax increases," said House Speaker Allan Bense, R-Panama City. "But we'll certainly let it go through the system."
If it were to pass, the extra two pennies would start being charged in October. Lawson said it could generate $50 million a year.