Sunday, June 10, 2012

A different kind of treasure chest?

I'm somewhat bemused to note the latest idea in France to help balance that country's budget.

France's new Socialist government has promised to tax the rich, and the tax authorities are looking at going after expensive cosmetic surgery such as tummy tucks, liposuction and breast enhancements that so far have escaped the country's 19.6 percent VAT tax.

French tax authorities have issued a finding that operations for aesthetic rather health purposes should be taxed and the finance ministry is currently studying which procedures to target.

There's more at the link.

Well . . . I can see a connection between breast implants and economics.  After all, both deal with inflation!


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