Another Tax In New York

It is not exactly a new tax but it is one that has not been enforced in the past. A New York bagel shop franchise has been told by the politicians that it has not been paying its bagel tax. A tax that has not been enforced requires bagel shops to charge a tax for any bagel that it slices or is consumed on its property.

The state sent a tax bill for what it figured the shop owed and then told it to start charging the tax. This new tax has outraged bagel consumers who thought the shop was squeezing customers. The shop had to post signs to explain the tax and what had happened.

I bet a lot of people will get bagels to go from now on.

I am not sure of the law but if the shop is required to charge if it cuts the bagels maybe it could put one of those safety bagel cutters on a counter an let people cut their own. A lot of risk involved with that since people could get hurt and sue.

I think I would offer little containers of cream cheese and sell the bagels uncut to go. This would allow people to protest the tax and still get their bagels.

This is not about the 8 cents it costs per bagel. This is about the continual tax burden placed on people. New York taxes everything it can so much so that people are leaving for other states. If this state (and indeed all states particularly those run by Democrats) could manage their budgets effectively it would not need to keep adding taxes upon taxes to make ends meet.

It boils down to the fact that states (and the federal government) spend more than they receive and they spend much more than they should. They need to cut spending and eliminate all these nuisance taxes.

It comes down to fiscal responsibility.

No matter how you slice it.
Source:
NBC New York

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7 Responses to “Another Tax In New York”

  1. It is absolutely insane how the government continues to nickel and dime us to death with taxes. This makes it nearly impossible to tell what any one person’s actual effective tax rate is.

  2. Mike Radigan says:

    What’s next, a blog comment tax?

  3. There must soon come a day when we all lock, load, and shout ENOUGH! The present insanity is unsustainable.

    • Big Dog says:

      That day might not be far away. When California goes belly up and conservative states get tired of paying for liberal ones we might need to say enough.

  4. Blake says:

    Tax,tax,tax- that is ALL the progressives seem to know how to do- spend other people’s money. This is why, other than Bubba C, every other Dem has one term- they keep doing the same stupid, taxing things, because they WANT TO RULE, and that is not for this nation. We threw off rulers 234 years ago, and I do not care what you call them- tsars, kings, emperors, or just plain butt-wipes, we don’t need them.

  5. Lorne Marr says:

    Ridiculous. Seriously. I thought the old truth should always apply – the people can do whatever is not forbidden, the state can only do what’s permitted.
    In this case, it is a shady area and thus the people should not be paying until it’s clear when a bagel becomes a meal.