Friday, September 5, 2008

SICK ASS of the Week: Sales Tax on Clothing and Shoes" by Nicole

8.25% can ride me.

I was raised in Rhode Island, where thanks to our founding fathers...legislature...whomever (thanks, you guys) clothing and shoes are considered a NECESSITY and are not taxed.

And that's the way (uh-huh, uh-huh) I LIKE it!

What is the deal, man? The first time I ever bought a piece of clothing in LA I nearly shat myself. Who are these people who think that clothing is a luxury and why don't they have an accident?

I will inevitably (due to horrfyingly bad luck and an inability to budget or keep records of anything) be audited one day, and here's how I see that sitch going down:

Auditor: "Well, Mrs LaBoeuf (what?? it's MY fantasy. shut up.) it seems that you owe the government hummuna-hummuna amount of dollars and you have no assets but a closet full of clothes and shoes. What do you have to say for yourself?"

Nicole: "...I needed those."

::blackout::, it's not a stage play, the blackout is my power getting shut off.


1 comment:

Nate said...

They don't have sales tax in Minnesota either, so everytime I went to the Mall of Amers in Minneaps, I nearly creamed my pants when I paid for my $19.99 t-shirt with a crisp $20 bill. Taxes period can blow me.