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A Boost To My Confidence In Iowans


Renee Mulvey, the [Iowa Department of Revenue's] spokeswoman, said officials decided that pumpkins are used primarily for Halloween decorations, not food, and should be taxed. Previously, they had been considered an edible squash and exempted from the tax.
Iowans planning to eat pumpkins can still get an exemption from the sales tax, if they fill out the "Iowa Sales Tax Exemption Certificate" form.[emphasis mine]
Mulvey said department officials don't know how much extra revenue to expect from the pumpkin tax.

There's a form you can fill out. A form. If you are actually going to eat that squash you're buying and not use it for some non-food purpose.

Thank goodness they're first in the primaries.

By min | October 31, 2007, 11:28 AM | Ummm... Other?


I guess you don't follow "the polls". If you did, then you would know what's important to the people of Iowa, like in the following poll that was presented to people, who may or may not be from Iowa.

"Of the following issues, what do you consider most important?"

Taxing pumpkins for decorative use. -33%

Making sure that manufacturers of pomade use standard degrees of stiffness for moustache wax. -19%

Creating a legal limit to how wide a waxed moustache can be in a public place. -14%

Tax on kittens who do not meet an acceptable level of cuteness. 11%

Establishing a state run Vaudeville entertainment rating system to protect the children from the evil influences of Vaudeville. -10%

Ordinance on putting corks on pointy objects to protect the children. -9%

Rain tax. -3%

Politics of countries that are not America. (also known as International politics). -1%

As you can see, there are some pretty important issues here, and you'd know that if you checked the polls, that are widely available out there "on the web". I forget where, but they're out there. Somewhere. Maybe.

i've never seen negative poll numbers before, but it makes sense.

I'm sorry, it guess it should have been formatted like this:


Absolute value corrupts absolutely.