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Monday, January 17, 2005

Taxing Rain Barrels???

As per Brian's request, my most recent rant on Washington Legislators....

OK, just when I thought Washington was already at the bottom of the barrel it inches down through the scum a little further.

Introduced by Sen. Paull Shin on January 13, 2005, to authorize the department of ecology to require any person using rain barrels and cisterns to collect rainwater to receive a permit from the department prior to collection of rainwater. Rainwater must be intended for beneficial use on the same property from where it was collected. Referred to the Senate Water, Energy, and Environment Committee on January 13, 2005.

Soooo, they want to tax people for the water that fell on their property, that they collected for their own personal use so they don't use more water from the city or their own personal wells? OMGosh! Whatever happened to owning things outright????

When they say they want people to get a permit...it means they want more tax money. They've already proposed 'run off tax' in Bellingham although I'm not sure if it passed or not. They tax people either by the size of their roofs or their property.

It really amazes me how rediculous some of these ideas are. It's all about power and control and greed. I wonder if there is a website that has rediculous laws for each state. I thought I saw something like that before somewhere.

Here's a new law I propose:

Washington State can now dictate how many squares of toilet paper we can use to wipe our arses. If we use more than our allotted ammount we'll be taxed an additional .02 for each square. To track how many squares are used per defication, miniture cameras will be inserted in the toilet paper rolls during production. Or an electronic TP dispenser will send the toilet paper stats. to the government....

Wouldn't surprise me one bit.


*Can one of you smart people out there teach me how to link to a page without having the huge URL showing? I've tried, and I even have an HTML book...Ugh!


At 8:02 PM, Blogger Flannel Avenger said...

You use the A HREF code to do a link :)

At 8:55 AM, Blogger Brian B said...

More specifically, you type this in the first set of html brackets: A href="url" (and you DO use the quotation marks) followed by the text you want to use as the link, followed by /a in html brackets.

At 1:17 PM, Blogger Editor, Living Room Section said...

I hate to say it. I love WHERE I was born, raised and currently live... BUT it might be time to start conceiving about (gasp) re-locating. God help us. I didn't want it to ever come to this - so beautiful of an environment, but a government OUT. OF. CONTROL.

It really is depressing. I hope the residents of this state soon take a stand and say, "Enough is enough." I fear the worst.

At 4:09 PM, Blogger Brian B said...

What we COULD do is pick one of these two fine states -- Oregon or Washington -- and have all the conservatives from that state move to the other. Abandon one of them to the liberals, and take the other over. I know which I'd prefer.

What we SHOULD do is fight for what we believe in, and do what's right for the places we love.

At 9:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately this is part of the pattern of
neoconservative global empire. The thinking seems to be, We have the power, let's charge for the air people breathe! BY THE WAY, neoconservative is not to say conservative. The pattern above is radical, radical radical. The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are nothing if not ubergovernment. They are responsible for untold death and misery in many third world countries.

Trouble is our government, whether the president is republican or democrat, has gone along with the plan. And worse yet, the attitude that it's okay to tax the people's birthright (water, local oil fields, natural gas, forests, land, undammed rivers etc.) seems to be creeping into politicos and society in general.

Don't be silent on this issue, and for god's sake place the blame properly. Corporatocracy and global empire are the culprits here. Don't stand for it.

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