Exercise May Be Bad For Your Financial Health

Well, it will be in Rhode Island if Democratic Rep. Arthur Handy gets his way. He has proposed expanding the sales tax to include health-club memberships, as well as expensive clothing, landscaping and legal services.

I love this quote from Gov. Donald Carcieri: “All they’re doing is taxing just about everything that moves.”

The good news is that even Handy’s own party doesn’t support his plan. If he can’t win the backing of tax-and-spend Democrats, his odds seem pretty slim. The bad news is that Carcieri, a Republican, is open to the idea of more fees.


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