Romanian Witches To Pay Income Tax?

Yep.. it is World News now… Romanian witches! Doesn’t help much for the Dracula filled images in Romania in nearly every foreigners mind does it? Now it’s Draculas, witches, and fortune tellers (oh my!). So do you want to know the secret to untold fortune, fame, and glory in Romania? The answer? Use the power of spells, sorcery and prophecy! We’ve seen the undying belief in uncommon religious practices, we’ve seen or heard of the hundreds, even thousands of Romanians that continue to seek refuge in the promises of others, but now we see that these tellers of fortune didn’t quite see this one coming…. or did they?? Imagine our suprised looks on our faces when we opened up Yahoo news to find, front page, that Romanian witches should now pay income tax. Well why shouldn’t they? They earn a taxable income from this creative form of entrepreneurship don’t they? Well Romanian witches seem to think otherwise. “Tax me and you shall be cursed”.

Here’s a snippet from the Yahoo article you’ve gotta read:

By ALISON MUTLER, Associated Press Alison Mutler, Associated Press Wed Jan 5, 3:33 pm ET

MOGOSOIA, Romania – Everyone curses the tax man, but Romanian witches angry about having to pay up for the first time are planning to use cat excrement and dead dogs to cast spells on the president and government.

Also among Romania’s newest taxpayers are fortune tellers — but they probably should have seen it coming.

Superstitions are no laughing matter in Romania — the land of the medieval ruler who inspired the “Dracula” tale — and have been part of its culture for centuries. President Traian Basescu and his aides have been known to wear purple on certain days, supposedly to ward off evil.

Romanian witches from the east and west will head to the southern plains and the Danube River on Thursday to threaten the government with spells and spirits because of the tax law, which came into effect Jan. 1.

A dozen witches will hurl the poisonous mandrake plant into the Danube to put a hex on government officials “so evil will befall them,” said a witch named Alisia…. continue reading about Romania Witches