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wv_republican
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Hey, don't you know that the job isn't over until the paperwork is done?
Maybe we should just wipe this one clean. Or shouldn't touch it at all.

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Florida Lawmaker Seeks Toilet Paper Tax

Email this StoryMar 10, 8:54 PM (ET)By DAVID ROYSETALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's Legislature is flush with good ideas. Sen. Al Lawson's involves a 2 cent-per-roll tax on toilet paper to pay for wastewater treatment and help small towns upgrade their sewer systems.The Democratic lawmaker's pay-as-you-go bill has been the source of many jokes - bathroom humor you might say - but he says the issue is a serious one, especially in some of the fast-growing Panhandle coastal counties in his district."They're experiencing a tremendous boom in growth and they're not able to accommodate the growth," Lawson said. "We've got 17 million people in this state and all of them can contribute to protecting our underground water supply."In a Republican-dominated Legislature that doesn't like new taxes, the idea is likely to pretty quickly end up in the tank.Senate President Tom Lee, R-Brandon, said he didn't think it would get too far, but didn't rule it out."We'll be getting to the bottom of it real soon," Lee said.The House is skeptical as well."We're not wild about tax increases," said House Speaker Allan Bense, R-Panama City. "But we'll certainly let it go through the system."If it were to pass, the extra two pennies would start being charged in October. Lawson said it could generate $50 million a year.It would also need approval from Gov. Jeb Bush. He said that if toilet paper is taxed, people might use less of it."That's not necessarily a good thing," noted the governor.And what about consumers? Wouldn't they be squeezed by a tax on the Charmin?No, says Lawson."Two cents is not going to hurt families at all," he said. "This is one thing people don't mind paying for."

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Dear Lord, is there no end to the madness??? Quick, WV, nix this thread before the Gov sees it!!! :eek:

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quote:"We'll be getting to the bottom of it real soon," Lee said.

Haaahh! That's a good one.

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Gives new meaning to,"Pay as you go," doesn't it?

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My inlaws bought 22 acres of woodland 12 years ago and thought the county clerk was pulling their leg when they were informed about the "tree tax." In addition to property taxes, they were taxed on the POTENTIAL lumber on their property. There's no end to the inventiveness of democrats to find a new tax.About the TP tax, I think we can all agree it full of sh*t.I'm nervous about our governer going for the TP tax too. We'll just go back to my greatgrandparents method involving corn cobs or the sears catalog........lol

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Next thing you know, they'll be rationing toilet paper to 2 rolls per person per month, just like Communist Cuba. Viva El Presidente!

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Gafferhahaha

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.....and it's back! a

.....and it's back!

a proposal for a 10-cent federal tax on every roll of toilet paper you buy.

Based on the four-pack price for Charmin double rolls Tuesday at a midtown Hy-Vee, such a tax would add more than 10 percent to the per-roll price, pushing it over a buck.

The idea came from a failed 2009 House measure by an Oregon congressman to help cities and the environment.

http://www.omaha.com/article/20110323/NEWS01/703239866

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