Fucking ass-biscuits are taxing my Marshmallow Fluff!

Among a whole slew of other foods that never used to be subject to the state’s sales tax, but now are. Back about eight years ago, we had a ballot initiative that overwhelmingly told these piss buckets what we thought of such taxes, but it seems like the voice of the people is meaningless to the low-lives who enjoy nothing more than giving it to us all without Vaseline.

Supposedly, they did this to When will these shitbags realize that it isn’t a tax cut unless you actually reduce my taxes. Reducing my income tax by $100 just to raise my sales taxes by $105 is not a fucking tax cut! Seriously, Augusta, fuck you all in the ass with a corkscrew! You have seriously crossed a line here, and I hope every last one of you pricks that voted in favor for it ends up looking for a new job come next election.

Part of the problem.

Politicians (or the story they sell to the public at least) is that some new tax on some new thing is kinda like a “free tax”.

In the big picture economy wise X amounts of tax is X amount of tax.

You could tax the ever living shit out of toilet paper, but if that tax takes X gazillion dollars out of the economy it still has about the same effect.

Um, that was supposed to be “supposedly, they did this to cut income taxes.” See what lack of Marshmallow Fluff does! Bastards!

I should be more upset.

So, is it that you’re cutting taxes because you want to shift the burden of funding essential government functions onto the poors, or is it just that you don’t believe the state has any business engaging in socialist enterprises like “public education” and “fire departments”?

I’ve been sticking $30 in biscuits up my ass for the past 11 years! That’s 3,000 biscuits a day; 21,000 biscuits a week; 1,092,000 biscuits a year! To date that’s 12,012,000 biscuits, 8 times the population of Nebraska. Those biscuits were in my ass! You think you’re better than me? Oh, you’re not better than me. You handle my ass biscuits everyday. You pick up my ass biscuits for good luck. You throw my ass biscuits in fountains and make wishes on them. You give my ass biscuits to your little daughter to buy gumballs with.

My guess is that it is intended to be as “tax neutral” as possible to tax-paying citizens, but a way to increase tax revenue from those who pay a sales tax but not an income tax, that is, tourists from out-of-state.

In addition to the lodging tax, Maine is increasing (or making applicable) sales tax to such things as potato chips, nuts and seeds that have been processed (i.e., all of them), bakery items and basic cable TV. I’m having a hard time seeing how this is aimed at tourists.

You’re that mad over $5?

Excitable boy, they all said.

$5 here and $5 there and pretty soon you are talking real money.

They can’t afford the vaseline anymore because of the tax on it.

I am upset that the State is resorting to taxing common grocery items that have for decades been exempt from sales taxes. It’s not about the money so much as it’s about the principle of the thing.

They learned absolutely nothing from the people’s veto in 2008, and have proven that they don’t give a single fuck about the will of the voters who elect them. I still remember that election, and remember how pissed off everyone was about the tax on soda and beer. It was repealed by almost a two to one margin. What makes them think we’re suddenly okay with taxes on food?

There’s a reason we call them Maineiacs. Ayuh!

Well, he went down to dinner in his Sunday best, and got taxed five dollars.
Then he put the pot roast all over his chest, and got taxed five dollars.

Your guess seems to be correct.

*"In his fiscal year 2016 budget, Maine Gov. Paul LePage called for the reduction of state income taxes and cuts in other taxes on Maine residents, but proposed an increase in sales taxes. He argued that visitors don’t pay income taxes or property taxes but do pay sales taxes.

“The tax cut plan ensures more taxes are paid by tourists—not by Mainers. Only Mainers pay income taxes. But tourists pay sales taxes on almost every purchase they make,” LePage, a Republican, said in a pamphlet outlining this budget plan. “By modernizing the sales tax and lowering the income tax, while cutting spending, we ensure tourists pick up more of the tab.”

So far, the Maine Legislature has not agreed to lower the income tax the way that LePage wants, and is debating whether to raise the sales tax. But the state isn’t averse to taxing travelers. In 2013, for instance, Maine increased room and meal taxes from 7 percent to 8 percent and the sales tax from 5 percent to 5.5 percent.

Meanwhile, Maine has mounted a $2.5 million annual advertising campaign in New England, the Mid-Atlantic region and selected other states to try to attract more tourists."*

So, Mainers have an easy solution - just don’t buy stuff.* That’s for tourists. :smiley:

*or drive down to New Jersey with a giant U-Haul truck and buy all the food, clothes and toilet paper you need for the year all at once, without having to pay sales tax. The only downside to that is getting lost on the traffic circles and having to buy extra gas, but that’s also cheaper in N.J. compared to Maine.

Principle is all well and good, but you lost me when you referred to Marshmallow Fluff as “food”.

If you hadn’t posted that, I was gonna.

Move to, like, Magalloway. Then you can just pop over the border to buy all your stuff.

We need to be clear here. The these proper ass-biscuits, or just savory ass-scones?

Do they need the money?

Serious question. Do you know if they are short tax revenue for a good reason and vital government services are threatened? Or are they just taxing because they want as much of your money as they can to waste and fritter away?

Here’s the thing - you can’t just guess or assume the answer and get all pissy because you know exactly what you pay in taxes but nothing about what they pay for. Too many people do that.