Thursday, March 24, 2011

It's The Little Things...

That piss me off. Because there's so damned many of them!

CBO: Taxing mileage a 'practical option' for revenue enhancement

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) this week released a report that said taxing people based on how many miles they drive is a possible option for raising new revenues and that these taxes could be used to offset the costs of highway maintenance at a time when federal funds are short.


The report discussed the proposal in great detail, including the development of technology that would allow total vehicle miles traveled (VMT) to be tracked, reported and taxed, as well as the pros and cons of mandating the installation of this technology in all vehicles...

Thank you sir, may I have another?!

Suttle unrolls toilet paper tax

Mayor Jim Suttle went to Washington Tuesday flush with ideas for how federal officials could help cities like Omaha pay for multibillion-dollar sewer projects.



Among the items on his brainstorming list: a proposal for a 10-cent federal tax on every roll of toilet paper you buy.


Based on the four-pack price for Charmin double rolls Tuesday at a midtown Hy-Vee, such a tax would add more than 10 percent to the per-roll price, pushing it over a buck.


The idea came from a failed 2009 House measure by an Oregon congressman to help cities and the environment.


“I heard about it and said, ‘Well, this is simple. Let's put it on the table,'” said Suttle. “It doesn't mean I endorse it.”


The mayor says Omaha needs help with the metro area's $1.7 billion bill for federally mandated sewer improvements. The work must be done by 2024...

A shitty idea if there ever was one...

I'm so sick and tired of these miserable bastards coming up with new ways to screw us over. Is that all they got? Seriously? How pathetic...

Go Galt, that's all I got to say. Which is 100% better than feeding these idiot monkeys.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

every time a law or tax in enacted; over time gets more complicated or increased..

it is monkee hunting time...

Wildflower

Mayberry said...

Wildflower, the wildlife monkeys won't sell me a monkey stamp. They keep muttering about "murder" and stuff. Sheesh...

Anonymous said...

and you need a galt stamp to go galt?

poor fella...

Wildflower

Mayberry said...

Yeah well I'm allergic to electric chairs and the death chemicals. And big black dudes named Bubba...

Rick said...

how else are they going to pay for their 10% raise each year?????

I am thinking we need to cut all public servants salaries to 20k a year and no benefits... That ought to clean out the scumbuckets!

Adventures in Self Reliance said...

Personally I think all public servents should go on the Military pay scale and retirement. But then I'm a dreamer. LOL

Anonymous said...

The Omaha mayor recently survived a recall election. Why was he being recalled? Because he taxed anyone who worked in Omaha but didn't live there so they could pay their fair share. Sigh.

Unfortunately that kind of idiocy spreads like a cancer. How many ways can they think of a way to tax us???

Maybe Mayor Suttle can join up with Sheryl Crow and tax anyone who uses more than 2 squares at any given moment.

Going Galt as soon as I can.

A Nebraska Fan.

Anonymous said...

Civil servant firefighter/paramedic checking in here. Before you complainers go crying about our pay, remember that i spend 24 hours away from my family to come get your shit soaked ass outta bed at 2:00 am and CARRY you to an ER so they can treat you like your mama didnt. I run into your burning house when the rats & roaches are running out.
I dont sit on my ass like some flat tire beauracrat so dont lump me in with them.

Taxation without representation = 2011 Boston Tea Party

sth_txs said...

I don't deny we need paramedics and firemen, but I've always wondered why insurance could not cover this somehow, especially in a city.

Many rural places make do with a volunteer fire department.

This is not about hating your local municipal clerk; this is about the need for a return to 'extremely limited government'.

Anonymous said...

wait till they tax you for having wife and siblings, beer drinking, farting and fishing...

it is getting insane these days to balance ones budget against those whom can never...

as for TP there are phone books, newspaper, and government paperwork for subsitutes...

Wildflower

Muddome said...

Maybe they could find a reliable way to tax people's disgust with the government. That should be enough to fund all the retarded schemes that they wish to impose. This in turn would deepen the peoples' contempt which would just increase revenues.

Anonymous said...

I suppose Ill get a tax rebate for having a septic tank?

Mayberry said...

Rick, I wouldn't go quite that far. I would say "trim the fat" (those three city workers "supervising" the one guy leaning on the shovel), provide pay and benefits comperable to similar private sector jobs. amd stay within a damn budget!

Adventures, the military gets pretty damn good pay these days. Much better than when I was a squid. And they can retire at 20 years...

Nebraska, a cancer it is. And it's spreading everywhere...

Civil servant, I said not a word about fellers like you. Locally, I think EMTs are way UNDERPAID. Fire fighters are paid well. Cops, paid way too much (though I'd think otherwise if they actually went after the gangbangers/murderers/rapists instead of harassing/extorting from the general public). The flat tire bureaucrats are an entirely different "class"...

STX, precisely...

Wildflower, they already do (or it's in the works). "Marriage penalty". School taxes (even if you DON'T have kiddies). Alcohol is heavily taxed. Farting, well Al Gore wants to tax us for that. Fishing, gotta get a license. If they do tax TP, I can see a huge black market opportunity...

Mud, don't give them any ideas...

Anon 11:52, hell no. They'll want to charge you extra...

Anonymous said...

Time to disconnect the odo cable . . .

B Woodman
III-per

Anonymous said...

I don't know about the rest of you, but I lived in the PRNJ when Gov. Florio broadened the sales tax to include many necessities, including our precious TP -and then jacked it up from 5% to 7%. Well, a lot of people sent toilet paper to the Governor...not all of it new.

That part of the tax got repealed rather quickly.

Mayberry said...

Woodman, I don't know what an "odo cable" is, but you're probably right : ) Odometer?

Anon 4:06, now THERE'S a good idea!