Tuesday, April 15, 2008

tithing postcards and mouse pads

The New York Times reports this morning that N.Y. State officials plan to offset government spending by levying a tax on museum gift shops. For years lawmakers have been asking why an Alessi corkscrew should be taxed in one kind of shop but not in another. Now it’s official: “An array of smaller tax law changes — requiring nonprofit organizations like museums and advocacy groups to collect sales taxes on T-shirts, mugs and other items — will bring in more modest amounts.
Nobody tackles the hard budget deficit decisions like Albany!

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image: MET - Starry Night mouse pad

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