Fun_People Archive
19 Jan
Thin Mints and Tarts ... er ... I mean Torts

Date: Thu, 19 Jan 95 18:26:09 PST
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: Thin Mints and Tarts ... er ... I mean Torts

From: (Robert D. Poor)

National Public Radio reported this morning that the state of Maine has imposed
a six percent "Snack Tax" that applies to all snack foods, including Girl Scout
Cookies.  In defending the application of the tax to those cookies we've all
grown to, um, tolerate, the state Tax Controller said something to the effect
of "Scouting teaches young men and women for the lessons of life.  One of those
lessons is that you must pay your taxes."

The Girl Scouts are responding by taking the state of Maine to court.

The Girl Scouts ARE learning an important lesson, a lesson that's central to
the American Way of Life and dear to its constituents.  But I shudder to think
that this event may be creating a gaggle of junior litigators and future attorneys.

[=] © 1995 Peter Langston []