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"You don't recycle? That'll be $50, please." - City of Philadelphia

http://www.philly.com

In Philly, it's illegal to not put out recyclables. Residents who fail to put out a container for recycling are subject to having their garbage searched for recyclable materials; if they find "a considerable amount of recyclables mixed in with the trash... a citation is issued."

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States eye online sales tax revenue

http://www.postandcourier.com

WASHINGTON -- Shoppers can often save big buying online instead of at the local mall. But a chunk of the savings comes at the expense of state and local governments, in the form of sales taxes that are not paid on many Web purchases.

The losses add up for cash-starved state and local governments across the country.

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Choctaws can't have casino because the state can't take a cut

http://nems360.com

Choctaw Nation decides to expand their casino. Governor of Mississippi, after being told what the Choctaws are doing is legal by the state Attorney General, decides that's not good enough and is suing. Legislators don't even hide the fact that the reason they are suing is because they can't collect taxes on the dealings of the proposed casino.

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German Considers 'Fat Tax' and 'Daily Weigh-Ins of School Children'

http://www.aolnews.com

Marco Wanderwitz, a conservative member of parliament for the German state of Saxony, said it is unfair and unsustainable for the taxpayer to carry the entire cost of treating obesity-related illnesses in the public health system.

The German teachers association recently called for school kids to be weighed each day, The Daily Telegraph said. The fat kids could then be reported to social services, who could send them to health clinics.

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John Kerry Avoids Paying Sale Taxes On New Yacht

http://bostonherald.com

I can't blame someone for avoiding taxes, unless they are a blatant statist who encourages new taxes at every opportunity. This is hypocrisy to a T.

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Gold Coin Sellers Angered by New Tax Law Slipped Into Health Care Bill

http://abcnews.go.com

Those already outraged by the president's health care legislation now have a new bone of contention -- a scarcely noticed tack-on provision to the law that puts gold coin buyers and sellers under closer government scrutiny.

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You can't pay with pennies in Canada

http://cnews.canoe.ca

A Quebec man, fed up with his skyrocketing property taxes, carted more than 200,000 pennies down to City Hall to pay his bill.

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U.S. pockets $20.6 billion in "sin taxes" in FY'09

http://in.reuters.com

Americans armed themselves to the teeth and paid through the nose to have a smoke, according to a U.S. government report released on Wednesday. The U.S. federal government collected $20.6 billion in taxes on alcohol, tobacco, firearms and ammunition in fiscal year 2009, up 41 percent from the previous fiscal year, according to the annual report of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. --- Remember, kids... "Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms" should be a convenience store, not a government agency.

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Illinois Considers 'Obesity Tax'

http://cbs2chicago.com

Feel like you're taxed enough already? More could be coming. There's an early push to explore taxing soft drinks that are sweetened with sugars – all to get you to stop buying them.

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Six Months to Go Until The Largest Tax Hikes in History

http://www.atr.org

In just six months, the largest tax hikes in the history of America will take effect. They will hit families and small businesses in three great waves on January 1, 2011.....

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