Tax Increases Photos on Townhall

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    Posted: 7/23/2011 1:40:47 PM EST
    In this July 9, 2011 photo, Brittanie Volk, foreground, and Mario Pare, attend a yoga class in Manchester, Conn. The state of Connecticut now charges a sales tax on the fees that customers pay for yoga classes. Many states and municipalities are avoiding showy tax increases in favor of more modest, narrowly crafted increases in fees, fines and sales taxes. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
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    Posted: 7/23/2011 1:40:47 PM EST
    In this July 9, 2011 photo, a yoga class exercises in Manchester, Conn. The state of Connecticut now charges a sales tax on the fees that customers pay for yoga classes. Many states and municipalities are avoiding showy tax increases in favor of more modest, narrowly crafted increases in fees, fines and sales taxes. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
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    Posted: 7/23/2011 1:40:47 PM EST
    In this July 9, 2011 photo, pet stylist Amber Tedone trims a Bichon Frise named George at a pet grooming service in South Windsor, Conn. The state of Connecticut now charges a sales tax on the fees that customers pay pet groomers. Many states and municipalities are avoiding showy tax increases in favor of more modest, narrowly crafted increases in fees, fines and sales taxes. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
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    Posted: 7/23/2011 1:40:47 PM EST
    In this July 9, 2011 photo, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Cooper is bathed at a pet grooming service in South Windsor, Conn. The state of Connecticut now charges a sales tax on the fees that customers pay pet groomers. Many states and municipalities are avoiding showy tax increases in favor of more modest, narrowly crafted increases in fees, fines and sales taxes. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
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    Posted: 7/23/2011 1:40:46 PM EST
    In this July 10, 2011 photo, a sailboat from the Newport Sailing School and Tours is readied for sail out of Goat Island Marina in Newport, R.I. The state of Rhode Island adds a sales tax on the ticket price customers pay for sightseeing tours. Many states and municipalities are avoiding showy tax increases in favor of more modest, narrowly crafted increases in fees, fines and sales taxes. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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    Posted: 7/23/2011 1:40:46 PM EST
    In this July 10, 2011 photo, a sailboat from Newport Sailing School and Tours is readied for sail out of Goat Island Marina in Newport, R.I. The state of Rhode Island adds a sales tax on the ticket price customers pay for sightseeing tours. Many states and municipalities are avoiding showy tax increases in favor of more modest, narrowly crafted increases in fees, fines and sales taxes. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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    Posted: 7/23/2011 1:40:46 PM EST
    In this July 7, 2011 photo, an attendant at Scarborough State Beach collects an entrance fee from a beach-goer in Narragansett, R.I. The state of Rhode Island has nearly doubled the fees to park at some of it's state beaches this year. Many states and municipalities are avoiding showy tax increases in favor of more modest, narrowly crafted increases in fees, fines and sales taxes. (AP Photo/David Klepper)
  •  - Riot policemen defend their position beside a burning van during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma square

    Riot policemen defend their position beside a burning van during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma square

    Posted: 6/28/2011 4:38:23 PM EST
    Riot policemen defend their position beside a burning van during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square, June 28, 2011. With Greece teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, parliament is due to vote this week on a package of spending cuts, tax increases and privatisations agreed as part of a massive bailout aimed at averting the euro zone's first default. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST EMPLOYMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - Riot policemen disperse protesters during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma square

    Riot policemen disperse protesters during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma square

    Posted: 6/28/2011 4:35:28 PM EST
    Riot policemen disperse protesters during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square, June 28, 2011. With Greece teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, parliament is due to vote this week on a package of spending cuts, tax increases and privatisations agreed as part of a massive bailout aimed at averting the euro zone's first default. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST EMPLOYMENT)
  •  - Riot policemen defend their position beside a burning van during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma square

    Riot policemen defend their position beside a burning van during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma square

    Posted: 6/28/2011 4:32:17 PM EST
    Riot policemen defend their position beside a burning van during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square, June 28, 2011. With Greece teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, parliament is due to vote this week on a package of spending cuts, tax increases and privatisations agreed as part of a massive bailout aimed at averting the euro zone's first default. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST EMPLOYMENT)
  •  - Protesters run from tear gas in front of the parliament after they temporarily dispersed during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square

    Protesters run from tear gas in front of the parliament after they temporarily dispersed during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square

    Posted: 6/28/2011 4:11:50 PM EST
    Protesters run from tear gas in front of the parliament after they temporarily dispersed during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square June 28, 2011. With Greece teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, parliament is due to vote this week on a package of spending cuts, tax increases and privatisations agreed as part of a massive bailout aimed at averting the euro zone's first default. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST EMPLOYMENT)
  •  - Protesters run from tear gas in front of the parliament after they temporarily dispersed during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square

    Protesters run from tear gas in front of the parliament after they temporarily dispersed during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square

    Posted: 6/28/2011 4:10:01 PM EST
    Protesters run from tear gas in front of the parliament after they temporarily dispersed during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square June 28, 2011. With Greece teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, parliament is due to vote this week on a package of spending cuts, tax increases and privatisations agreed as part of a massive bailout aimed at averting the euro zone's first default. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST EMPLOYMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - Riot police stand guard in front of the parliament in Athens

    Riot police stand guard in front of the parliament in Athens

    Posted: 6/28/2011 3:47:49 PM EST
    Riot police stand guard in front of the parliament after they temporarily dispersed protesters during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square, June 28, 2011. With Greece teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, parliament is due to vote this week on a package of spending cuts, tax increases and privatisations agreed as part of a massive bailout aimed at averting the euro zone's first default. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST EMPLOYMENT)
  •  - Protester armed with police baton attacks riot police in front of the parliament during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma square

    Protester armed with police baton attacks riot police in front of the parliament during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma square

    Posted: 6/28/2011 3:30:19 PM EST
    A protester armed with a police baton attacks riot police in front of the parliament during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square, June 28, 2011. With Greece teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, parliament is due to vote this week on a package of spending cuts, tax increases and privatisations agreed as part of a massive bailout aimed at averting the euro zone's first default. REUTERS/Panagiotis Tzamaros (GREECE - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST EMPLOYMENT)
  •  - A cloud of tear gas cover the front of the Greek parliament in Athens

    A cloud of tear gas cover the front of the Greek parliament in Athens

    Posted: 6/28/2011 3:26:03 PM EST
    A tear gas cloud is seen in front of the parliament during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square, June 28, 2011. With Greece teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, parliament is due to vote this week on a package of spending cuts, tax increases and privatisations agreed as part of a massive bailout aimed at averting the euro zone's first default. REUTERS/Panagiotis Tzamaros (GREECE - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST EMPLOYMENT)
  •  - Protesters run away from policemen in Athens

    Protesters run away from policemen in Athens

    Posted: 6/28/2011 3:02:51 PM EST
    Protesters run from tear gas thrown by police during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square, June 28, 2011. With Greece teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, parliament is due to vote this week on a package of spending cuts, tax increases and privatisations agreed as part of a massive bailout aimed at averting the euro zone's first default. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST EMPLOYMENT)
  •  - A woman tries to calm protesters during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma square

    A woman tries to calm protesters during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma square

    Posted: 6/28/2011 1:31:17 PM EST
    A woman tries to calm protesters during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square, June 28, 2011. With Greece teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, parliament is due to vote this week on a package of spending cuts, tax increases and privatisations agreed as part of a massive bailout aimed at averting the euro zone's first default. REUTERS/John Kolesidis (GREECE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - A protester throws a stone at policemen in front of the parliament during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma square

    A protester throws a stone at policemen in front of the parliament during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma square

    Posted: 6/28/2011 1:22:58 PM EST
    A protester throws a stone at policemen in front of the parliament during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square June 28, 2011. With Greece teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, parliament is due to vote this week on a package of spending cuts, tax increases and privatisations agreed as part of a massive bailout aimed at averting the euro zone's first default. REUTERS/John Kolesidis (GREECE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - A riot policeman throws a tear gas canister at protesters during violent protests in Athens' Syntagma square

    A riot policeman throws a tear gas canister at protesters during violent protests in Athens' Syntagma square

    Posted: 6/28/2011 1:07:44 PM EST
    A riot policeman throws a tear gas canister at protesters during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square, June 28, 2011. With Greece teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, parliament is due to vote this week on a package of spending cuts, tax increases and privatisations agreed as part of a massive bailout aimed at averting the euro zone's first default. REUTERS/John Kolesidis (GREECE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Policemen detain a protester during violent protests in Athens' Syntagma square

    Policemen detain a protester during violent protests in Athens' Syntagma square

    Posted: 6/28/2011 1:03:46 PM EST
    Policemen detain a protester during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square, June 28, 2011. With Greece teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, parliament is due to vote this week on a package of spending cuts, tax increases and privatisations agreed as part of a massive bailout aimed at averting the euro zone's first default. REUTERS/John Kolesidis (GREECE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS BUSINESS)