Romania’s fortune tellers facing a new Tax?

From the Christian Science Monitor:


Romania‘s newest taxpayers also included fortune tellers — but they probably should have seen it coming.

A witch at the Danube named Alisia called the new tax law “foolish.”

“What is there to tax, when we hardly earn anything?” she said, identifying herself with only one name as many Romanian witches do.

Yet on the Chitila River in southern Romania, other witches gathered around a fire Thursday and threw corn into an icy river to celebrate Epiphany. They praised the new government measure, saying it gives them official recognition.

The article is, IMNSHO, insulting overall – the “hee hee look they’re Witches!” dial is turned up to 11, but there is some information in the article that I think merits sharing.