Politicians introduce "Jack the Ripper" tax

Funny story written by MonkeyInTheBath

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

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Tax the Dead!

Following weeks of discussions on how to cut the UK's debt, MPs have decided to introduce a new tax on murderers and rapists. Anyone convicted of such serious violent crimes will have all their belongings taken from them and sold at auction to raise money for the treasury.

Critics have attacked the plans as unworkable, impractical and populist. Tax specialist Penny Pound said, "This is just part of a new trend of taking a historical criminal and naming a tax after him. It's like the Robin Hood tax all over again, but instead of attacking bankers, it's attacking violent criminals."

Murderer's rights lawyer Milcolm Dry said, "A recent client of mine suffers from a rare disease which causes him to eat live babies. Should a victim of such a horrible disease have to give away all his worldly possessions?"

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