Monday, February 18, 2008

New York 'Crack Tax' proposal is derided

NEW YORK -- If you can't beat it, tax it. That seems to be the axiom in New York these days, where Gov.Eliot L. Spitzer, struggling to close a $4.4 billion budget gap, has proposed making drug dealers pay tax on their stashes of illegal drugs. The new tax would apply to cocaine, heroin and marijuana, and could be paid with pre-bought "tax stamps"

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