Democrats never fail to suck the fun out of every aspect of American life....
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Revenue is taxing jack-o'-lanterns this Halloween. The new department policy was implemented after officials decided that pumpkins are used primarily for Halloween decorations, not food, and should be taxed, said Renee Mulvey, the department's spokeswoman.
"We made the change because we wanted the sales tax law to match what we thought the predominant use was," Mulvey said. "We thought the predominant use was for decorations or jack-o'-lanterns."
Previously, pumpkins had been considered an edible squash and exempted from the tax. The department ruled this year that pumpkins are taxable — with some exceptions — if they are advertised for use as jack-'o-lanterns or decorations.
Iowans planning to eat pumpkins can still get a tax exemption if they fill out a form.
First, democrats never fail to see an opportunity to levy a tax on something, anything. Where ever Americans are enjoying themselves, nearby you'll find a weasly, hand-wringing democrat trying to figure out a way to tax it. And of course TRR readers, you see where this is heading don't you? At some point Americans will have to fill out ridiculous government forms to justify each and every activity they don't want taxed. You see, that's the democrats attitude toward your earnings. IT BELONGS TO THEM! And you should feel grateful for whatever smidge they let you keep each pay period.