Sunday, March 11, 2007

Taxing Fairness

The NY Post goes after State Senator Jeff Klein today for his proposal to work out a deal with the Indians to split the tax revenues from the sale of cigarettes on the reservations and through the Internet. While we agree that the proposal is much to complex, and the "deal" here should simply be that New York State enforce its tax laws, it is unfair to go after Klein who has been in the forefront of trying to get the state to do the right thing. '

That being said, the governor should simply announce that the tax will be levied on the wholesalers and if the Indians want to get a rebate for sales to other Indians on their reservations they can simply apply for the rebate. As to the threat of Indian violence? This should provide the governor with a perfect Dirty Harry moment: "Make my day!"