Omaha’s Mayor Suttle Proposes Toilet Paper Tax

(p. 1A) Mayor Jim Suttle went to Washington Tuesday flush with ideas for how federal officials could help cities like Omaha pay for multibillion-dollar sewer projects.

Among the items on his brainstorming list: a proposal for a 10-cent federal tax on every roll of toilet paper you buy.
Based on the four-pack price for Charmin double rolls Tuesday at a midtown Hy-Vee, such a tax would add more than 10 percent to the per-roll price, pushing it over a buck.

For the full story, see:
MAGGIE O’BRIEN. “Mayor unrolls a novel way to wipe out sewer costs ■ His suggestion– a toilet paper tax — strikes some city industries as a gentler approach.” Omaha World-Herald (Weds., March 23, 2011): 1A.
(Note: the online version has the slightly different title “Mayor unrolls a novel way to wipe out sewer costs ■ His idea– a toilet paper tax — strikes some city industries as a gentler approach.”)

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