The VAT-Man Cometh?

tax       2000-08-21 
seems that ever since 1776, European elites have been grousing about the symbols of American culture that are "forced" upon them. First it was the ideas of our revolution, such as liberty and democracy. Today it's Hollywood movies, EuroDisney and -- horror! -- McDonald's hamburgers. So perhaps it's no surprise that some European Union politicians seem positively gleeful at the prospect of exporting to the United States that great staple of European life: ubiquitous taxation.