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As the economy continues to falter, states are finding it difficult to remain solvent.


Here are some of the new taxes being proposed to keep states afloat:

  • Florida: $5 for every swearword uttered during arrest
  • Mississippi: $1 fee to spell its name out loud in a singsongy manner
  • West Virginia: $50 kin-kissin' fee
  • Vermont: Charging $1 per autumn-colored leaf viewed by nonresidents
  • Massachusetts: Ted Kennedy memorial income tax increase of 4 percent
  • New Hampshire: 1 percent "this is not a tax" reverse-subsidy on items sold
  • Iowa: $9 corn-proximity fee
  • Wisconsin: 10 percent increase in the beer tax, which is bullshit

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