Tuesday, February 8, 2011

taxing the witches


Feb 8, 10:13 AM (ET)
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - There's more bad news in the cards for Romania's beleaguered witches.
A month after Romanian authorities began taxing them for their trade, the country's soothsayers and fortune tellers are cursing a new bill that threatens fines or even prison if their predictions don't come true.
Superstition is a serious matter in the land of Dracula, and officials have turned to witches to help the recession-hit country collect more money and crack down on tax evasion. Complete story.

No word on whether there will be a similar penalty for religious persuasions whose predictions don't come true.

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