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Feeding the beast

Not content with taxing damn near everything, some lawmakers are looking into vanity taxes:

Lawmakers trying to plump up the bottom line are considering a “vanity tax” on cosmetic surgery and Botox injections in Washington, Illinois and other states.

4 Responses to “Feeding the beast”

  1. tgirsch Says:

    Doesn’t this qualify as a use tax? I thought libertarians liked use taxes…

  2. Les Jones Says:

    I think of use taxes as taxes on the use of things that are somehow supported with public funds. For instance, a tax on gas pays for roads, a fishing license pays for waterways and re-stocking, etc.

    Unless the breast implants are Army surplus, I don’t that would apply. 🙂

  3. tgirsch Says:


    Since we don’t live in libertarian utopia, the research that enabled breast implants to be developed was almost certainly paid for in part by the government. 😉

  4. triticale - the wheat / rye guy Says:

    Presidential Promise
    “Read my taxes, no new lips.”…