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Governor Eyes Tax On Air Hockey, Pool Tables (Pennsylvania Satire)
DotPenn ^ | 01-11-2010 | Sven Waring

Posted on 01/12/2010 1:51:23 AM PST by SvenWaring

Governor Ed Rendell, who approaches taxes the way he assaults cheesesteak sandwiches, will reportedly expand the tax on table games to include air hockey and pool tables.

Jimmy "Extra Thumbs" Minnomano, the governor's table games liaison, said the tax is necessary to match the state government's wild spending spree.

"Here's da ting," said Minnomano. "If you want to provide for the needed government services--like, bribing state workers to help out on campaigns or large per diem checks--then you need to seek alternative revenue sources. Know what I mean?"

Air hockey and pool table owners would be forced to pay a $16 million license fee and pass on 6 percent of all income to the state.

The tax may be further expanded to cover board games like Monopoly. The play money used in those games is nearly as valuable as actual dollar bills thanks to extreme deficit spending.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Humor; Local News
KEYWORDS: pennsylvania; rendell; tax

1 posted on 01/12/2010 1:51:24 AM PST by SvenWaring
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To: SvenWaring
Yes, it's satire.

But if Governor Cheesesteak and his minions could get away with expanding the taxes as mentioned, they most certainly would.

His appetite for public funds is the same as it is for cheesesteaks - boundless.

2 posted on 01/12/2010 4:16:07 AM PST by floozy22 ("As government expands, liberty contracts." RWR)
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