Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Wheat


The Colorado State Legislature is moving very fast to move very backwards. To help save the state budget they are removing some provisions that prohibit taxing certain things. In other words they are raising taxes. Yesterday they decided to tax products with sugar but it had an interesting twist. They will not tax candy with wheat. Some candy bars like Twix are chocolate covered cookies or crackers. They will not be taxed. Interesting that Colorado is a major wheat producer. Something about the hand that feeds you. The sponsor said yesterday that they excluded wheat candy bars because many other states had excluded them too. That list was probably the same as the list of wheat producing states. That is the same excuse that children use, "All the other kids get to do it."

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