In New York, Adult download tax proposal awaits climax in Albany.

A state proposal to add a 4% tax for downloading movies and music will also apply to Internet porn.

Gov. Paterson recently suggested the so-called iPod tax to help close a $15 billion budget deficit, but few realized the levy would also apply to XXX-rated material.

In Australia, Householders to be charged for each flush of toilet

HOUSEHOLDERS would be charged for each flush under a radical new toilet tax designed to help beat the drought.

The scheme would replace the current system, which sees sewage charges based on a home’s value – not its waste water output.

“It would encourage people to reduce their sewage output by taking shorter showers,recycling washing machine water or connecting rainwater tanks to internal plumbingto reduce their charges,”Professor Young said.

“Some people may go as far as not flushing their toilet as often because the less sewage you produce, the less sewage rate you pay.”

In other taxing news, Kansas may delay tax refunds, paychecks,
joining California, whose Legislature adjourns with no budget; governor prepares to lay off 10,000.

Taxpayers have had enough:

On Monday, Seattle taxpayers took to the streets.

In Denver, where President Obama is to sign the Generational Theft Act today, plans for a pork roast.