Monday, December 15, 2008

NY Governor Paterson to Impose 'Stupidity Tax', Budget Will Be Balanced Within a Week

As New York sinks further into nanny-statism with the absurd proposal for an 'obesity tax', may we humbly suggest imposing a 'stupidity tax'?
A can of Coke could soon cost New Yorkers more than just calories.

Gov. Paterson, as part of a $121 billion budget to be unveiled Tuesday, will propose an "obesity tax" of about 15% on nondiet drinks.

This means a Diet Coke might sell for a $1 - even as the same size bottle of its calorie-rich alter ego would go for $1.15.

Paterson's budget also calls for a 3% cut in education spending, a $620-a-year tuition hike at SUNY and a $600 increase at CUNY - and about $3.5 billion in health care cuts, a source said.

The Democratic governor will not call for a broad-based income tax boost, but he will push to restore the sales tax on clothing and footwear.

The drastic belt-tightening comes as lawmakers struggle to close a $15 billion deficit this year and next.

"It's painful to make these decisions," Paterson said Sunday.
We figure of the roughly 18 million New York residents, based on recent elections at least 60% of households continue to vote for these tax-gouging liberals. So why not simply institute a $100 tax on 10 million people from Democrat households and--poof!-- you have $1 billion.

Really stupid Democrats (yes, I know, we're getting redundant) will be ordered to pay $200 each. Call this the IQ tax. Anyone under an IQ of 100 (basically the Democrat base) pays the $200 annual fee.

Under the new tax system and with a nod to fairness, Republicans will be exempt from paying both the stupidity and IQ taxes, as basically they're already supporting the state government and getting little in return.

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