Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Outing the bagel tax 

Our "public servants" prefer to hide taxes so that they can spend our money without paying a political price. Everything from paycheck withholding to the absurd corporate income tax to undisclosed business-to-business taxes hide the true extent of taxation from the average voter. It is therefore a good and wonderful thing that this business, at least, is deflecting the irritation over a new tax (in the guise of an interpretation of existing law) toward the guilty parties responsible officials. More businesses should do the same.


By Anonymous tyree, at Tue Aug 24, 08:32:00 PM:

Service stations in our area used to list the gasoline taxes so the citizens could be informed. It was a great idea and something that all stores, merchants and busiensses should emulate.  

By Blogger Andrew X, at Wed Aug 25, 03:47:00 PM:

One missed opportunity - Imagine if the bottom of this sign said, "And by the way, go to www.bruegers.com (or whatever) and click the big flag icon to go to this page where you can register to vote in New York".)

No hint whatsoever of who to vote for or which party to register for. None would be necessary.

Just the idea of it would speak volumes.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Aug 26, 09:39:00 AM:

The people at the store voted the people that tax them into office. Why are they complaining.

tyree, I have often said that the gas stations should place the city, county, state and federal taxes on each pump. Inform the people.  

By Anonymous Lorne Marr, at Sun Aug 29, 10:26:00 AM:

I think there should just be a single flat tax on one's personal income. Even if that one was higher than what we're used to, it would help do without all other taxes which are effectively just taxing what you already taxed at least once. I am aware of the fact that there would be so much savings on bureaucracy that a couple thousand governmental employees would probably have to be released, but everything would just be so much simpler.  

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