Taxing College Students

I read with amazement today about the proposal of Providence Mayor David Cicilline to tax college students in his town $150 per semester in an effort to close the city's budget gap.  This has to be one of the stupidest tax proposals yet.  It certainly would represent taxation without representation, but more incredibly it does not consider that Providence is a college town and those students spend lots of money there.  To impose this tax is a move to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.  Even for Providence this is a hugely moronic development.

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