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Firefighters watch as home burns to the ground.

http://www.wpsdlocal6.com

I actually agree with the fire department letting the house burn down.

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Yo Dawg, I heard you like Taxes, Livonia mulling 1% fee on taxes

http://www.freep.com

Livonia might charge its residents a 1% administrative fee to collect their property taxes, beginning with the December tax bill.

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Where does the government extortion money go??

http://www.whatwepayfor.com

Find out what programs the federal government spends the extortion money it collects on. This site breaks it down by type of spending and then to the individual places the money goes, as well as increase/decrease over a number of years. Very well done

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Trade In Black-Market Cigarettes: Hot, Dangerous : NPR

http://www.npr.org

Black-market cigarettes are costing many states hundreds of millions of dollars a year in lost tax revenue. And the lucrative, illicit trade is attracting violent criminal gangs that can be lethally ruthless.

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UK Proposes All Paychecks Go Directly to the Government First

http://www.cnbc.com

The UK's tax collection agency is putting forth a proposal that all employers send employee paychecks to the government, after which the government would deduct what it deems as the appropriate tax and pay the employees by bank transfer.

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Food retailers fined over pricing

http://boston.bizjournals.com

More than 100 food stores run by 10 retailers statewide have been fined as part of a crackdown by the state on price labeling.

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Capitol Hill employees owed $9.3 million in back taxes last year

http://www.washingtonpost.com

If the people in charge don't pay their taxes, neither should we.

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State issues warrants for 7000 tax victims, hundreds crowd building

http://www.theindychannel.com

Hundreds of delinquent taxpayers clogged into the City-County Building on Monday, creating delays for people who work at the building and others.

Warrants were issued for 7,000 taxpayers, and many of them showed up at the same time, eager to set up payments on overdue state taxes to avoid arrest.

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Philadelphia Imposing “Blogger Tax” ?

http://www.outsidethebeltway.com

There’s some conversation going on in the blogosphere this morning over reports that the City of Philadelphia is telling bloggers that they have to pay a $300 annual fee....

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Got a blog? Philadelphia wants $300, thank you very much.

http://citypaper.net

For the past three years, Marilyn Bess has operated MS Philly Organic, a small, low-traffic blog that features occasional posts about green living, out of her Manayunk home. Between her blog and infrequent contributions to ehow.com, over the last few years she says she's made about $50. To Bess, her website is a hobby. To the city of Philadelphia, it's a potential moneymaker, and the city wants its cut.

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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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