New York Gov. David Paterson wins the award for this laundry list of items he has proposed taxing:
- — Downloaded music — the “iPod tax”
- — Cable and satellite television
- — Movie tickets
- — Taxi rides
- — Massages
- — Tobacco and alcohol
And that’s just a sampling of the 80-plus new fees and taxes on his list. Paterson also is the brains behind the call for an “obesity tax” on soda. Yet another reason to be thankful that I live in Virginia.