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!