We have seen the future, and it sucks.

‘What do other people enjoy the most? Let’s slap a tax on it.’

16th March 2013

Lileks looks at the popularity among the Usual Suspects of ‘nanny taxes’.

There are two issues: One is tax streamlining, which attempts to reduce pointless bewildering complexity so the tax code can be full of intentionally bewildering complexity.

But the bill’s author suggested another rationale: “Just to go after the junk food, “ he said. “Especially the Twinkies and that sort of thing.”

Cute George Harrison….

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