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Continued: Lileks: What do other people enjoy the most? Let's slap a tax on it

  • Article by: JAMES LILEKS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: March 15, 2013 - 12:01 AM

We always need new revenue, though. So let’s impose a 32 percent tax on that thing you like that other people don’t understand or approve of. I don’t care if it’s sports memorabilia or postcards of dry ice factories or cheap spumoni or foie gras. You register your Thing with the State, save your receipts and pay your taxes when you file.

If eating a doughnut is everyone’s problem, then everything else will be eventually. Matter of time.

Speaking of which, we tax watches, but not the act of saying “One Mississippi Two Mississippi.” Someone get on that. For the sake of streamlining.

 

jlileks@startribune.com • 612-673-7858

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