This past week has reminded me why too much government and large bureaucracies can be bad. The Texas Comptroller has recently taken a position on the state’s relatively new Franchise Tax law (it’s really a gross margin tax) which could be extremely detrimental to our industry. For the sake of brevity, I’ll spare you the details, but the net affect could be a 1% tax on postage – paid by the mail service provider.
And if that wasn’t bad enough, it was brought to my attention that the folks at FSC are going to require that anyone adopting the FSC Chain of Custody standard, as of 2012, must declare that the firm is not directly or indirectly in violation of the ILO Core Conventions (among other things). In a nutshell, companies will have to state their support of collective bargaining. Hmmmm. Does anyone live in the real world any more? Maybe it’s time to call it a week and go home. Say good night Gracie.