Want to save taxes? Buy carrots.

carrotsAs Congress and the White House consider cutting spending and raising taxes, I hope they consider what creative entrepreneurs do when tax rates get too high. Here’s an example:

When a special sales tax on theater ticket sales were raised to 21%, a theater owner in Spain put on his thinking cap. He noticed that vegetables at the supermarket were taxed at only 4%, so he began selling vegetables instead of theater tickets. If you buy a bunch of carrots from the theater for $16, you are treated to a free theatrical performance. Get your carrots here, folks!

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