Unfortunately, Madame Zoltar has some sort of bug this week and is feeling under the weather. She hopes to return next week.
Update: 5:30 pm - I'm feeling a little better now after eating some chicken noodle soup and crackers. Whew! That virus is something. My sides hurt from heaving. Oh dear.
Anyway, Mr. SER sent in an email last week and I wanted to respond while it's timely. He wrote:
Dear Madame Zoltar,
I recently posted an article about the high speed train from Milwaukee to Madison. [http://www.jtirregulars.com/2010/02/state-approves-spenging-for-high-speed.html]
Here is my question to you:
In the near future, do you feel the state is going to add another tax to support this personal agenda of someone?
I am sure they can come up with some kind of crazy name to call it!
Thank you, Mr. SER, for your query. Of course, you are right about the tax. Once the federal funds run out on this, the state will have to make up the difference. We are already committed to it, without even knowing what it will cost.
The new tax will be called the M&M tax, ostensibly after the Milwaukee and Madison destinations on the rail line. Some wags, however, will refer to it as the M&M tax because "it melts money out of your wallet, and into the government's hands."
Thank you for reading my abbreviated blog, my friends. And thank you for all the nice comments below regarding my health. I love each and every one of you.
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See you next week, in the pink of health, I hope. Gluteus Maximus!