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Topics: Celebrities, Tax

Friday, 15 May 2009

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Familiar signage in a continuing state of disrepair. (P.Gentwistle/Rep Images.)

With steepening declines in state budget, Governor of California Schwarzenegar surprised his constituents by immediately rushing to the floor a new measure to support his administration's sagging coffers.

"We are in a crisis mode," the governor told press syndicates assembled in conference late yesterday "and I am just the man to do this job." The new tax initiative would levy bandwidth fees against known celebrities in the entertainment industry. While final details of how such a system would be implemented have not yet been revealed, costs suffered by belabored internet service providers would be directly debited from the rich and famous themselves.

The new legislation would affect roughly half of Los Angeles county, nearly five million residents, many of whom were natively born to the area.

"People have to understand how taxes like these affect them." said Beverley Church of the Screen Actors for Opportune Causes. She argued that such measures would directly affect the livelihood of industry big-wigs and consequently the jobs and future of the people who work for them. "It's gone too far." She added.

Noone can tell how far the line goes on the budgetary demands of the diverse peoples of Los Angeles county and surrounding areas. Across the nation however, the end is little in sight. What is certainly sure is that there will be reaction to follow on the tax measure now at the feet of California voters.

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