LePage steps in it: wrong on bull semen
On October 6, 2010 At 11:30 am
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Another day, another episode of “I Just Make Bullshit Up” starring Republican candidate for governor, Paul LePage.
In today’s episode, shot on location at a Maine GOP primary forum in October of 2009, LePage has this corker:
The State of Maine is the only state in the United States of America that charges sales tax on bull semen. You hear that? Bull semen. The only place in the United States of America – this state.
The only trouble is that [Maine exempts bull semen from its sales tax http://bit.ly/doqYf4] (pdf warning), and has done so since 2005.
A. Products used in agricultural production. Sales of the following products are exempt from the Maine sales tax when used in animal agricultural production:
Pesticides (not repellents)
I’m still checking to see if there are no other states that charge a sales tax on bull semen, as LePage claimed. Since that forum, [Colorado has eliminated its exemption http://bit.ly/cmjchp], and at least one other state is looking to follow suit, Nebraska.
For those with an interest, here are [10 things you didn't know about bull semen http://bit.ly/b3NtzH].