Politicians Determined to Make Online Shoppers Pay

Since the dawn of the internet, shoppers who take a risk by purchasing something online that they can't see or try on experience enjoyed a small (albeit legally grey area) kickback: avoiding the sales tax they'd pay if they bought the same item from a brick-and-mortar (or, you know, drywall-and-vinyl siding) store.… » 7/17/14 7:45pm 7/17/14 7:45pm

Denmark Backslides Down a Sugar-Coated Slippery Slope and Vows to…

Denmark's brief flirtation with bland, culinary joylessness has ended, thanks to overwhelming public support for fatty foods. The Danish government recently announced that it will be abolishing a tax on foods that are high in saturated foods, which is really just government code for all the most delicious foods like… » 11/11/12 2:30pm 11/11/12 2:30pm

Strip Clubs in Illinois Will Now Pay a New Tax to Help Fund Rape Crisis…

On Saturday, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law that will force strip clubs to pay an additional tax, which will in turn be used to fund programs aimed at preventing sexual assault as well as counseling sexual assault victims. The new tax is expected to haul in about $1 million a year for rape prevention programs,… » 8/19/12 3:00pm 8/19/12 3:00pm