Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Latest Chapter in the Philadelphia Story

It turns out the Free Library of Philadelphia won't close. The Pennsylvania Senate voted to allow the City of Brotherly Love to temporarily increase the sales tax by one percent.

Raising taxes to pay for public services? Wow, that's some real out-of-the box thinking. I'm not surprised that it took the prospect of major city services shutting down to make the Senate consider such bold, unheard-of measures.

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