Behold the Bureaucratic Mind

June 21, 2013

The perverse genius of legislators:

Nevada employers will soon be billed an average of $25 per employee per year to cover interest on loans taken to pay out jobless benefits.

The temporary fees come after the Legislature approved a plan to pay about $17 million in interest owed on loans from the federal government.

In other words, the fewer employees an employer laid off–or the more the employer hired back–the more it’s going to cost.

Next up: a sales tax on the number of miles not driven below 12,000 annually, an excise tax on items not purchased, and an energy penalty for sleeping with the windows open.

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LukeHandCool June 22, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Why did this make me think of some states’ new proposal to tax “green” cars because of the loss of tax revenue from their using less gasoline?

“Bureaucratic mind” is kind of an oxymoron. At times it’s the cause of much amusement. At other times it kills. No mean feat, that.


Joe Sixpack June 30, 2013 at 1:35 pm

There is a tax for things not bought. It’s called ObamaCare.


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