Archive for May 20th, 2009

LONDON – Pringles’ tax status has been crunched by a trio of British judges.

Americans said to be fascinated.

The Court of Appeal judges decided Wednesday that the snack is a potato chip[…]

Whew!  Thank you, Britain, for answering the burning question searing the the remaining brain cells of munchie-crazed potheads everywhere.  Now maybe they can tell us how many licks it really does take to get to the center of a Tootsie-Pop, because I don’t think that old owl could count worth a damn.

— and that means it’s liable for Britain’s Value Added Tax.

And now we get to the heart of the matter.  Junk food for irresponsible left-leaning governments: Taxes. 

In Britain, most food isn’t subject to the 15 percent national tax, but potato chips are.

Fifteen percent??? Really???  How on earth do they justify that?  And of course this had to be the subject of litigation that went to the Court of Appeals.  That means money, time, and the government lost the first round.

The moral of the story?  Don’t get between the Crown and its junk food. 

I can’t wait until all the Dhimicratic state governments and the feds chew on this idea to bolster their tax revenues which have already taken a beating due to governments’ greed and inability to understand the difference between good and bad tax policy.

I wonder what news the media didn’t report today when they decided that this story was worthy of reporting.

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