When is a Tomato Not a Tomahto?

July 28, 2009

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According to CNN.com, “Instead of raising taxes, states are putting taxes and fees on specific items and services as they try to decrease their budget gaps.”

No wonder people buy the argument that socializing medicine will reduce expenditures on medical care in America:  they get their economics from journalists!

Now if someone could just explain to me the difference between “raising” taxes and “putting” taxes ....

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