July 22, 2009
Toilet Paper Tax
If liberals want more of something, they use our money to subsidize it — for example, windmills, unions, and poverty. When they want less of something, they tax it. That's why Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer's proposed Water Resources Protection Act taxes toilet paper, which as Cheryl Crone informs us, is deemed hurtful to the planet.
The act imposes a "3% excise tax on items disposed of in wastewater, such as toothpaste, cosmetics, toilet paper and cooking oil [because these] products wind up in the water stream."
Water-based beverages are hit with a 4¢ per container tax, because Blumenauer has figured out where the drinks go after you guzzle them: into flush toilets — despised by progressives as symbols of civilization. Here's what our moonbat rulers will soon have us doing with our waste instead:
Hat tip: The Blogprof.
Posted by Van Helsing at July 22, 2009 9:30 AM
Meanwhile, other nanny-state busybodies push for warning labels on hot dogs. I daresay, if you are unaware that hotdogs contain a variety of unsavory things, getting cancer is the least of your worries.
Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at July 22, 2009 9:41 AM
When this becomes mandated, they are going to have a lot of toilet paper in the streets. Around 2 or 3 AM there will be a lot of plastic pails being dumped and banged on the street to empty the contents. In the morning, it will be best to drive your little enclosed electric golf cart sized vehicle with its skinny little overinflated wheels carefully and with the windows tightly closed.
Cholera and typhoid should run rampant. Oh well, every liberal wants to hear the cheerful call, "Bring out your dead! Bring out your dead!"
Posted by: SnowSnake at July 22, 2009 9:48 AM
They're trying to tax air, so why not tax turds too?
Posted by: forest at July 22, 2009 9:53 AM
What a wimp! If he were a REAL male moonbat, he would have used his bare hand and arm to clean the pail. Instead he uses a long-handled toilet brush?!?! I hope the toilet brush was made from organic hemp, and not, (GASP) petroleum byproduct plastic!
I hope is nearest neighbor is miles away and always upwind.
Posted by: Graycat at July 22, 2009 10:03 AM
Well, if they're going to put an excise tax on things that end up in the water stream, wouldn't they, technically, tax nearly EVERYTHING? I mean, every edible item you consume returns to the water stream in some form.
Prepare yourselves for rampant diseases and midnight "droppers" that SnowSnake speaks of. Maybe these tards will go back to shit 'n mortar standards on centuries past when we had poo-huts.
Posted by: AmericanToTheCore at July 22, 2009 10:28 AM
Libs just love to stir the shit, don't they? Pigs they are, wallowing in shit and loving it.
Posted by: Ned the Mumbler at July 22, 2009 10:46 AM
I suppose he thinks that slapping his hands together is the same as washing them. Look how he uses the scantest amount of water, too. He and his family will probably soon be dead from vile diseases.
Posted by: Karin at July 22, 2009 10:50 AM
What a shitty story.
Posted by: Anonymous at July 22, 2009 11:02 AM
Aren't all beverages water based?
Tossing toilet paper into the streets won't do anything -- the tax is taken before you use it.
I'll tax your crap,
I'll tax your pee.
When you void your bowels,
I'll tax your TP.
'Cause I'm the taxman.
Yeah, I'm the taxman.
Posted by: Henry at July 22, 2009 11:53 AM
Is this another dumb idea from that catterwalling ding-bat SHERLE CROW well ol SPURWING PLOVER is one cleaver ol shorebird and the toilet paper tax is as stupid as the poppycock about incandecent lights
Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at July 22, 2009 11:54 AM
I'll bet this will be a hoot for the folks living in Trump Towers.
Posted by: Larry Sheldon at July 22, 2009 12:01 PM
WHIPE YOUR BUTT WITH A ENVIROMENTALISTS MOONBAT HYUK,HYUK,HYUK SQUAWK SQUAWK SQUAWK
Posted by: Flu-Bird at July 22, 2009 12:42 PM
On cosmetics, too?! I think it's a plan to make us to look like Liberal women! After all, it's not fair for any Conservative women to have an unfair advantage in the appearance department!
Posted by: LittleMissPerfect at July 22, 2009 1:01 PM
Liberals love to be surrounded by feces and filth, just like cockroaches.
Posted by: J at July 22, 2009 1:22 PM
What is it about past third-thirdworld technology that liberals find so incredible? Our fathers and grandfathers and great-grandfathers clawed tooth and nail to carve out a respectable, clean, healthy and luxurious life for us; and these dimwits see fit to glamorize disease inducing methods.
Just as liberals find morality in their own destruction, so they find glamor in their regression.
Posted by: Travis at July 22, 2009 3:17 PM
This stinks, literally. That 3% tax on toiletries also applies to soaps and detergents, plus there's a 0.5% tax on all pharmaceuticals. SnowSnake is more predictive than he knows.
Meanwhile, the number one cause of public urination, alcoholic beverages, is somehow exempt from this $26 billion/year tax.
Posted by: steveegg at July 22, 2009 3:43 PM
How is crapping in a bucket "progressive"? This is NOT what is ment by "learning from the past".
Posted by: KHarn at July 22, 2009 4:46 PM
What is it about past third-thirdworld technology that liberals find so incredible?
And liberals who applaud and tilt their heads smugly when urban dwellers purchase "composting toilets," make fun of people in flyover country who supposedly use outhouses... and at least had the sense to put the at a distance from the house.
Posted by: V the K at July 22, 2009 4:48 PM
it's abby rockefeller's clivus multrum on steroids. the only difference is that a well bred american biologist was available to do the training video and as he said the ambient temperature was only 58 f not c. but i'm sure that he immediately took a shower afterwards and while he was in the shower he wasn't singing the old maoist song carrying nightsoil up the mountain. thank you that was great.
Posted by: starkness at July 22, 2009 9:19 PM
I cant wait for this progress. I just sit in it and wait fir the nanny to come clean me.
Posted by: czuch at July 23, 2009 3:35 PM