Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"Old" Taxes

I listen to a lot of Milwaukee radio (I live between Chicago & Milwaukee). They were talking about some taxes that have not been raised in 40 years (beer tax in WI) & parking meter fees (10 years).

Politicians used the excuse that they haven't been raised in so long; it was time to do it (beer tax not yet up but the parking fees increased 100% in parts of Milwaukee).

It is interesting that pols believe in any way to increase the taxes but no reduction in services or gov workers. When times are good governments increase their spending but when times are not good they only consider increases in taxes. In my opinion, just because taxes have not increased in years is a valid reason to increase them. I guess I will never be a politician!

The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball. ~Doug Larson

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. ~Mark Twain

Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone. ~Jim Fiebig

OLD, (adj) In that stage of usefulness which is not inconsistent with general inefficiency, as an old man. Discredited by lapse of time and offensive to the popular taste, as an old book.

"Old books? The devil take them!" Goby said.
"Fresh every day must be my books and bread."
Nature herself approves the Goby rule
And gives us every moment a fresh fool.
Harley Shum (DD)

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