Water Cooler 04/13/17 Open Thread; Strange Taxes From Around The Country


If It Moves Tax It

It’s sad and amazing what people have decided needed taxing.

State/city: Tax:
Alabama 10% on decks of cards (Nevada gives you a deck of cards when filing)
Arkansas  6% Tax On Tatoos & Electrolysis
California  33% Tax on Vending Machine Fruit (seems a little punitive on people that are desperate for fruit)
Colorado  2,9% Coffee Cup Lids (The dry cleaners were behind this)
Illinois  6.25% Candy Tax (Pastry gets a pass)
Chicago  33% Soda Tax (The people at soda stream were happy about this)
Kansas  6.5% Amusement Tax (try not to smile)
Missouri  4% Yoga Tax (Not very flexible of them)
Minnesota  6.8% Fur Tax(for fake fur can you pay with counterfeit ?)
New Mexico State Taxes Only Apply to People Under 100
New York  8.87% Sliced Bagel Tax  (Unsliced bagels are on a roll I guess)
New York Haunted Houses (Yes they tax things that aren’t even real)
New York Litigation(If you sue over your ghost being taxed you still lose)
Nevada Loud Music (Now I know why silent raves are a thing)
Pennsylvania Air (Yep couldn’t believe it either)
Texas Strip Clubs (They will take the shirt off your back)
Texas Belt Buckles (get you both ways there)
Texas Holiday Decorations(Well they got the nude people and belt buckles)
Texas  Psychics(I foresee death and taxes and more taxes)
U.S. Federal Government $0.46 on Arrows (We got the point, taxes)
Ireland Cow Farts $18/Cow (You think people actually want them ?)
Ancient Rome Urine (Some people wouldn’t piss on the tax collector if they were on fire I guess)


Quotes of the Day
The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
— Mark Twain

Congress can raise taxes because it can persuade a sizable fraction of the populace that somebody else will pay.
— Milton Freidman

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
— Albert Einstein

The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.
— Will Rogers

A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money
— G.Gordon Liddy

I am proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing is I could be just as proud for half of the money.
— Arthur Godfrey

The taxpayer: that’s someone who works for the federal government, but doesn’t have to take a civil service examination.
—Ronald Reagan


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