Thursday, January 6, 2011

Tax on Witches? Bad Idea!

Beware if you decide to tax a witch!

Apparently Romanian officials decided that fortune tellers, palm readers, astrologers and witches should pay income tax like everyone else. That's when the excrement hit the proverbial fan ... or in this case, the cat excrement and dead dogs hit the cauldron. The witches don't think they should have to pay taxes, and they're fighting back by casting evil spells on the politicians.

You might think this would give the politicians a good laugh, but no. According to the AP article, Romania is a country where "the president and his aides wear purple on Thursdays, allegedly to ward off evil spirits."

We'll be keeping a close eye on this story to see how many Romanian politicians succumb to these spells!

(To my faithful readers: I'm taking a bit of a break for a few days, so have fun with this short article. I'll be back in full swing next week – see you then!)


  1. Ah, that's nothing; you should see the tons of money politicians in power give to churches, especially the Christian Orthodox one, which is has about 80% of the pie (money from state or local budgets). And if there are no churches to renovate, than money goes into building new ones on much needed parking areas, green areas or even parks; of course, the Orthodox Church doesn't really pay taxes and nor does it obey construction laws... it's fucking awful. The priests actually have get a wage from the state and are routinely ignored when it comes to downsizing state employees and reducing wages.

    The witches or soothsayers or fortunetellers or whatever are, of course, christian. "Good witches". And so are their clients, since more than 80% of the population declared itself orthodox christian at the last census. ( Secularist organizations in Romania are trying to build a campaign to change that statistic...)

    P.S. we do have a secular law in the Constitution, but it's not respected, it's not upheld, it's not enforced.

  2. Have a nice break!


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