Wyoming Legislators are looking at taxing our wind to help with the growing budget shortfall. We think that there are other taxes the state should look at to raise funds.

Right now, we are the only state in the union that taxes the production of wind. As of now, producers pay $1 per megawatt hour of electricity that has been generated.

Here are some other ways that the Wyoming Legislature could tax 'producers' and bring in more income to the state.

  1. Flatulence Tax - Every time you, your dog, cow or wife poot, or fart, you get taxed for it. Therefore, you would be required to wear a fart meter, in order for the government to be able to 'measure' your contributions to the environment....er....the state bank.
  2. Belching Tax - Every time you 'let one out' after a cold beer or soda, you will be taxed on that. Hey, we can't have you smelling up the air without paying for it. After all, the environmentalist are part of the reason for our problems here.
  3. Candy Tax - If you want to 'crack' down on your kids for eating too much candy, the Wyoming Legislature should look at incorporating a 'candy tax.' Since kids and candy go together, this tax will be a great income for the state, for ages to come. Talk about 'diversifying' the states financial portfolio.
  4. A Google Tax - Just think, every time you "Google It", you're helping your state government to spend more of your hard earned money. I'm sure you'll here more Wyoming public service announcements ending their ad with, "Don't worry about our website, for more information, just 'Google It' - Cha-Ching!!
  5. Selfie Tax - Every time you or your teenagers take a selfie - you'll get taxed for it! Just imagine all of the millions of dollars the state of Wyoming could rake in for simply taxing selfies.

I figure if they're going to be ridiculous and tax wind, why not look at other silly taxes the state of Wyoming could bank on. I guess they would have to tax themselves also. Because we all know how much 'hot air' politicians exhale, thus destroying our precious environment.

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