Thursday, September 9, 2010
(Hat Tip: Dave Rifkin.)
Abracadabra, we'll turn all of you into toads! That's what Romanian senators may have been fearing when they rejected a proposal to tax witches and fortune tellers.
Lawmakers Alin Popoviciu and Cristi Dugulescu of the ruling Democratic Liberal Party drafted a law where witches and fortune tellers would have to produce receipts, and would also be held liable for wrong predictions, a measure which was part of the government's drive to increase revenue.
Romania's Senate voted down the proposal Tuesday. Popoviciu claimed lawmakers were frightened of being cursed.