Friday, January 28, 2005

I Weep For The Amish

"Now that the state Revenue Department will require businesses to file their monthly and quarterly sales tax electronically, some Amish merchants are left wondering how they'll comply with the new rules and stay true to their way of life.

Starting in February, businesses must pay the taxes online, by telephone or by using third-party software. The old-fashioned coupon books are being discontinued." [More...]

You have to feel for the Amish here...while this law will probably make for a more efficient system of tax collection, it would seem logical that the Amish should be granted an exemption. Otherwise, isn't the Pennsylvania government trampling on their way of life by changing the current system? What's next, indirectly forcing the sect's women to shave their sideburns and the men to stop sexually abusing their family members and sleeping with family members? Have a heart, Pennsylvania state legislators. C'mon, yer be'er than that.

I obviously have nothing to write today...drawing a total blank. I'd prefer it if I were in bed right now with the covers pulled up, watching old Jazzercise videos and listening to '80s new wave tunes like "Rock Lobster."


At 4:08 PM, Blogger Gypsy Rose said...

You like watching jazzercise videos and listening to '80s new wave tunes like "Rock Lobster" while stuffed under the covers too??!!?? You're swell, Ace.

Actually, it's even more fun if you can get an Amish brother and sister team to join you. But I guess you'd have to settle for Mennonite due to the electricity required to watch the jazzercise video. Whatever.

At 4:50 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Good to see that baby growing inside you hasn't dampened your sense of humor...

I've had the word "jazzercise" in my head all day for some reason.


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