Our Taxing Future


This short item on Ohio Gov. Bob Taft's proposed tax on satellite dishes can stand in for the unending stream of such plans that are currently being hatched at the state level all across the US of A.

As the states grapple with massive budget deficits, they'll be taxing everything they can and, as the exemption of cable boxes in Taft's plan underscores, doling out favors to special-interest groups at the same time.

It may be time to clone Grover Norquist, the anti-tax advocate referenced in the story.