March 11, 2005

Florida To Issue Crappy Taxes

Florida To Issue Crappy Taxes

Let's see what the Florida Legislature is up to:

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.

But what do the Republicans think of the charmin tax?
In a Republican-dominated Legislature that doesn't like new taxes, the idea is likely to pretty quickly end up in the tank.

"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."

Governor Bush's view on taxing the bottom:
He said that if toilet paper is taxed, people might use less of it. "That's not necessarily a good thing," noted the governor.

Posted by Quality Weenie at March 11, 2005 10:08 AM