Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Verizon Agrees To Have Its Customers Pay Tax
That's not what the headline says; it says Verizon agrees to pay utility tax. However, we know that's the result; apparently, it began collecting the tax, under protest, on bills a year ago.

But here's the howler of the article:
    Municipal officials contend the companies don't have to make the customer pay.

    "I do think it is confusing," said Tim Fischesser, executive director of the St. Louis County Municipal League. "We would prefer if the companies paid it."
Haw haw! And you know what, municipal officials? You don't have to collect the tax money and blow on silly schemes, either. But you do.

To say Noggle, one first must be able to say the "Nah."