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Posted: 4/6/2002 12:54:57 AM EDT
sheeple. End this shit NOW! One of the best rebuttals to the Perata tax on ammunition. Fuck him, Fuck Finhag, Fuck Boxer, fuck them all to hell! Votew those steaming piles of dogshit out of office now! (My apologies to steaming dogshit everywhere) [url]http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2002/04/02/ED81455.DTL[/url] Taxing ways Debra J. Saunders Tuesday, April 2, 2002 State Sen. Don Perata wants to tax bullets -- at a rate of five cents per round -- and he plans to ask the Legislature to put a bullet tax on the November ballot. "Bullets cause injuries that are expensive to treat, and generally speaking, the public is footing the bill," Perata told KTVU last week. He added that a bullet tax -- with the revenue going to California's trauma centers, since they treat gun wounds -- makes as much sense as the 50-cent-per-pack cigarette tax that sends money to health care and anti-smoking education. Great idea. So, as long as we're calling for new taxes on things we don't like under the pretense that the tax makes sense because of government costs incurred by a minority of practitioners, why stop there? Let's levy a new health-care tax on cars because, according to the Centers for Disease Control, cars injure more kids than guns. Let's tax fashion magazines because they contribute to anorexia, which drives up health costs. Let's tax potato-chip makers for contributing to obesity, which also increases health-care costs. Let's tax movies that show movie stars smoking, thus encouraging teenagers to smoke, because teenagers can grow into old farts who get cancer and drive up Medicare costs. Ditto movies with sex scenes -- which can contribute to the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Let's tax gay bars and bathhouses because drinking and mingling can lead to the transmission of HIV and other STDs. For that matter, let's tax singles bars for heterosexuals, too.
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