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Sinners...REPENT and PAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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April 17, 2009 – Comments (4)

The key factors in the national economic slump have hit the state of Nevada particularly hard, so one lawmaker had an unusual idea to generate new revenues: tax the sex acts performed at brothels.

"I don't know why people won't recognize that we have a legal industry," state Sen. Bob Coffin, who introduced the legislation, told the Associated Press. "I'm willing to go in and do the dirty work if no one else will."

The proposal, which died in committee last week, is just one example of how struggling state and local governments are trying to turn citizens' vices into much-needed new moneys to plug their budget gaps in tough economic times.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/realclearpolitics/states_collect_big_on_americans039_sins

Interesting times indeed.

 

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#1) On April 17, 2009 at 7:57 AM, alstry (35.21) wrote:

TOKYO (AP) -- Toshiba Corp., Japan's top chipmaker, Friday said its net loss for the last fiscal year will be bigger than forecast due to a large write-off, and warned that more contract jobs will be cut.

The company will cut 3,900 contract workers in Japan by March of next year, according to spokeswoman Hiroko Mochida. That is in addition to the 4,500 Japanese contract workers it previously said would be cut by last month.

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Media General says it's freezing pensions

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Sony Ericsson to cut 2,000 jobs after loss(About 20% of workforce)

FU virus still spreading and worldwide..............

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#2) On April 17, 2009 at 8:50 AM, alstry (35.21) wrote:

April 16 (Bloomberg) -- The Obama administration’s plan to fix the U.S. banking system is destined to fail because the programs have been designed to help Wall Street rather than create a viable financial system, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said.

"All the ingredients they have so far are weak, and there are several missing ingredients," Stiglitz said in an interview. The people who designed the plans are "either in the pocket of the banks or they’re incompetent."

THAT PRETTY MUCH SUMS IT UP.........:)

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#3) On April 17, 2009 at 9:19 AM, angusthermopylae (40.09) wrote:

Since no one else is commenting about the article, I guess I'll bite...

...but would I have to charge sales tax?

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#4) On April 17, 2009 at 9:35 AM, alstry (35.21) wrote:

How about a VAT???

:)

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