Monday, December 06, 2010

Enjoy the Sun While You Still Can

This lady claims that she owns it. Check out the article, it also has a very helpful photo of the sun in question.

You may think she's crazy, but consider this. From the article:

Duran, who lives in the [Spanish] town of Salvaterra do Mino, said she now wants to slap a fee on everyone who uses the sun and give half of the proceeds to the Spanish government and 20 percent to the nation's pension fund.

She would dedicate another 10 percent to research, another 10 percent to ending world hunger -- and would keep the remaining 10 percent herself.

"It is time to start doing things the right way, if there is an idea for how to generate income and improve the economy and people's wellbeing, why not do it?" she asked.

Did you get that? She is shrewdly proposing a new income stream to the government of her nation. That's a lot of things, but crazy it isn't. Governments like tax money a lot, and like this lady they are willing to pretend that it is good for the economy.

As for me, with the down economy and all I don't think I'll be paying her sun tax. She'll have to turn off my service.

1 comment:

Jen said...

I'm sure the government favors her idea since they're really good at creating money out of nothing! I love you!