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February 19, 2009

NY Governor Wants To Tax People For Paying Their Taxes

This isn't really a national story but it's so absurd and fits in so nicely with the general disgust with government many of us are feeling (and not enough people share yet), I thought I'd post it.

Gov. David Paterson's proposals to tax non-diet soda, iTunes downloads and even haircuts are well known by now. But did you know he wants to tax your tax filings, too?

Tucked into the governor's 2009-2010 budget proposal is a plan to levy a $10 fee for income taxes that are filed on paper rather than electronically. State budget officials believe the paper filing fee could generate $6.8 million during the next fiscal year.

This is why NY, The Empire State (heh), is dying.

You aren't a citizen in the eyes of the governing class, you are simply either a dependent of the state or a revenue stream.


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