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AlmostThere
05-19-2009, 02:38 PM
Yes, this is a NYT article, not something from TheOnion. :D

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/19/us/19smoke.html?_r=2&hp
SAN FRANCISCO In what he casts as an attack on litterbugs and nicotine addiction alike, Mayor Gavin Newsom wants to impose a fee on an age-old inhabitant of city streets: the cigarette butt.

BadCat
05-19-2009, 03:03 PM
Being about San Francisco, I had to check to see if they were indeed referring to cigarette butts.

AlmostThere
05-19-2009, 03:11 PM
Being about San Francisco, I had to check to see if they were indeed referring to cigarette butts.

That was the only reason I posted. The ironic humor was too much to pass up.

ralph wiggum
05-19-2009, 03:17 PM
So essentially they are taxing the "butts" when you buy them, and then re-tax them when you throw them away? :rolleyes:

Shouldn't you get a refund something along the lines of a bottle deposit by returning them?

lacarnut
05-19-2009, 03:29 PM
That was the only reason I posted. The ironic humor was too much to pass up.

Now, if they could only find a way to tax the fudgepuckers.