December 30, 2008

Taxes Even a Right Winger Could Love

Justin Katz

Kathy Santos, of Riverside, proposes some new taxes to which I find it difficult to object:

Perhaps there are some new taxes that should be considered, though, ones that would not be such a burden to businesses and citizens:

Incumbent politician tax
Legislative grant tax
Union dues tax
Legislative slush fund fee
Campaign donation fee
Legislative leadership top-of-the-line vehicle tax
"Massage" parlor, prostitution, adult-entertainment tax
Gambling tax
Shady lobbyist fee
Corruption tax
Legislative license-plate tax
Kickback tax
Windfall tax on buybacks for vacation and sick time
Health insurance buyback fee

Perhaps we could add a "strategic public retirement tax" to cover those who retire because they want to get out before their unsustainable deals are modified. The list could go on (and on), I'm sure.

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Posted by: joe bernstein at December 30, 2008 4:29 PM

Introducing The Leftist Hypocrites Scumbag Act of 2009. This will apply to all offioceholders who oppose school choice for working people, shrilly proclaim their "great support for the public schools"; and send THEIR OWN kids to elite private schools. Yes, this means you Liz Roberts, Whitehouse, the Lynch's, Caprio's, Murphy, Montalbano, Chafee, Sapisley, Farmer,etc., etc., etc.

Posted by: Mike at December 30, 2008 6:57 PM

Yes!! Way to go, Kathy!

Posted by: Monique at December 30, 2008 8:12 PM

"The list could go on"

How about a 50% tax on the difference between an ethics fine and the income derived by the politician that led to the ethics violation?

So, to take an example strictly at random, if a Leader legislator made $400,000 from - just picking any corporation as a fer instance - G-Tech and his ethics fine was - again, just pulling numbers out of the air - $10,000, his tax liability under this tax code chapter would be $195,000.

Posted by: Monique at December 30, 2008 8:42 PM

Mike-Sapinsley?If she has kids,they must be almost ready for Social Securiy :))

Posted by: joe bernstein at December 30, 2008 8:44 PM


A happy and healthy new year to you. I hope to carry on discussions and sometimes disagreements with you in the new year. Phil

Posted by: Phil at December 31, 2008 8:16 PM
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