Yogurt Tax

Marion Barry, the former mayor of Washington DC and now a Councilmember, has reportedly taken a stand against taxing yogurt, saying that a yogurt tax is "crazy," and pointing out that "Yogurt is really more healthy than some other things, as is cottage cheese."

However, there isn't actually a yogurt tax. Barry apparently misheard a reporter who asked him about a so-called "yoga tax," which is a proposed tax on gyms and health clubs.

I grew up in DC when Barry was mayor, so it gave me a warm glow to see that he's still making the news.
     Posted By: Alex - Tue Jun 24, 2014
     Category: Government | Regulations

I'm all for taxing Greek yogurt .. poke poke :ohh:
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 06/24/14 at 11:39 AM
Is he related to Emily Litella?

"I want to talk about violins on television ..."

(You need to say it out loud to get the full effect.)
Posted by KDP on 06/24/14 at 11:57 AM
A late friend of mine would tell a story of two hippies on the streets of Morgantown, WV ~1970 who were having an argument about the merits of something, which sputtered to a halt when they realized one of them was talking about yoga and the other was talking about yogurt.
Posted by Rodger on 06/24/14 at 01:19 PM
"The bitch set me up!" is my favorite Marion Barry quote ever. :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 06/24/14 at 09:21 PM
I don't know what's going on with the yogurt tax in the US but over here it's price, off the shelf, is taxed at 13% but, by the time you add in the farm & dairy subsidies I'd put the full bill closer to 30%.

So, I'm all for NYC to impose more taxes on their people then, maybe folks will start to understand the financial stupidity of socialism and big government.

And, while I'm on a roll.... BUY MORE GUNS!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/25/14 at 12:10 AM
Isn't that what Donald Sterling said too Ty?

Expat, there is no sales tax on food in Ohio. :cheese:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/25/14 at 12:13 AM
Except farm subsidies being paid to large corporations to NOT PLANT crops, et al.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/25/14 at 12:30 AM
Marion Berry has yogurt on/in/for his brain.

The easy way to dodge a yogurt tax is to buy milk and let it 'go off' before you use it.
Posted by tadchem on 06/25/14 at 02:32 PM
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