Romania Decides to Tax Witches to Balance the Budget

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Romanian officials have recently taken a step that will do one of two things: either it will balance the budget or get them turned into newts. In order to help keep the country afloat, the officials in Romania have decided to license and tax witches, fortune tellers, and astrologers. I'm not sure how well this is going to work out. After all, how much money is there in being a witch? I'm not really sure, but someone must think it's worth the effort.

I'm sure there are lots of things the Romanian government has to figure out that may end up costing more money than they make. First, how do you decide who is a witch? There will have to be a major study to decide who falls under that category. Hopefully officials won't go to extreme in their attempts to figure this one out, but there has to be some way to make sure only qualified witches get credentials. What about trial by water, where we tie the candidate up and throw them in? Anyone that floats is a witch and sinkers fail the test. It might make more sense to see if the candidate weighs the same as a duck a la Monty Python and the Holy Grail to cut down on the eligible witches, but then again, the more licensed witches, the more revenue.

There's another big problem with taxing witches that Romania probably hasn't thought about: curses. It has been reported that several witches have openly cursed the Romanian President, and I'm sure this will continue as the implementation is put into effect.

I had a list of different taxes that would be just as good as taxing witches, but as I started typing, I realized that it was all pretty much straight off these bits from Monty Python's Flying Circus. Instead of rehashing them, I'll just provide this video:

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