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By Wyatt Earp | September 9, 2010

Apparently, the brouhaha the resulted from the original story scared the city enough to have a “meet and greet” with local bloggers.

In an effort to save face, the city held a meeting at an Olde City bar – so they attendees could get so tanked that .

Andrea Mannino, special assistant to the city’s revenue commissioner, said that city officials have begun to discuss changing, and maybe even eliminating, the fee required for a business privilege license.

One blogger in the audience said she made $10 a year in ad revenue to cover her $10 blog hosting fee. Unfortunately, that $10 was revenue and she had to get a license, a city official told her. But the city also feels her pain. “We see that license is a problem,” Mannino said.

A change to the fee, however, would require City Council approval, and Mayor Nutter is busy with a property tax overhaul, officials noted. So the fee isn’t going anywhere for a while.

Did you read between the lines there? What the city is actually saying is that after Mayor Nutter is done fisting you on your property taxes, he may address the blogger license fee. Then again, maybe he won’t.

Michael Nutter must have attended Barack Obama’s “F**k the People” seminar.

Topics: Philly |

9 Responses to “About That Philly “Blogger Tax””

  1. mike Says:
    September 9th, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Well, since every person at my super market uses an access card to buy groceries while talking on their i-phone and carrying their Gucci purses right before they pull out a wad of cash to pay for the real stuff I would say there is a little fat in that program. That’s where we can find some extra cash. Or, we can take it from a person that has put time, effort and their own money into thinking outside the box and maybe generating a little revenue. Its sick because they know the honest people aren’t going to scream as loud as the “entitled” masses.

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 9th, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Mike – Apparently the Democrats’ war on business doesn’t stop with the Fortune 500 guys.

  3. USAdmiral Says:
    September 9th, 2010 at 9:46 am

    More and more freedoms shrink daily.

    The politicians no longer serve the people that elected them.

  4. C/A Says:
    September 9th, 2010 at 9:59 am

    I must have misplaced my invite dude… how about you?

  5. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 9th, 2010 at 10:02 am

    USAdmiral – Best argument for term limits, evah!

    Captain – I wouldn’t have gone anyway – don’t need the brain aneurysm – but I don’t remember seeing this meeting publicized at all. Not once.

  6. John D Says:
    September 9th, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Do children’s lemonade stands require a business privilege license?

  7. richard mcenroe Says:
    September 9th, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Business privilege?!

  8. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 9th, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    John D. – Don’t give them any ideas!

    Richard – Yeah, because it’s a “privilege” to open a business in a city that taxes them back to the Stone Age.

  9. bob (either orr) Says:
    September 9th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    The 21st Century Schizoid Medicine Show and Junk Band will have a song about this later. Visit the place and check it out.