And why are fresh fruits and vegetables taxed at all? I'm sure you know they're not taxed in Wisconsin - there is NO food tax in Wisconsin. But Illinois is not the only state with crazy tax laws. Other states extract taxes wherever they can... read on.
In Alabama they are treating a deck of cards more like a pack of cigarettes. The buyer must pay 10¢, extra tax, on each deck bought. And the seller must pay $1 on every deck sold... Oh, and the $3 annual license!
It hurts more now than ever in Arkansas. You have to pay an extra 6% on any tattoos or body piercings - including your ears.
In Colorado, if you can't catch them, join them. Or maybe let them have a joint. Anyone 21 or older can smoke marijuana legally. Now why would they allow that? Because if you can't catch them, you might as well tax them! 15 percent, in addition to the sales tax already in place. Next year the politicians are trying to push it to 30%!