Last week, the City of Philadelphia announced its intention to begin taxing bloggers $300. Instead of curbing their spending habits and cutting back as regular folks have to do, they find one of the few freedoms left to us as Americans, freedom of speech and expression, declare it a small business and assess a tax. It doesn't matter if the bloggers have ever made a profit or not.
Shame on you, Philadelphia City Council! Blogging is the last bastion of sanity of the stay at home mom, the bored office guy, the computer nerd and the unemployed. You have raised taxes to the point that entertainment is an unattainable luxury. Your confiscatory tax policies are driving jobs out of your town and taking all the money with them. Instead of correcting your errors, you are trying to take the only thing your citizens have left. You can pass the laws, but they will not silence an unhappy populace. You can have their keyboards, but you have to go and get them!
Philadelphia, I'm giving you the finger! Shame on you all!
What? What kind of finger did you think I meant?