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Romania may get even tougher on witches

Now how does this sound familiar?

“The government doesn’t have real solutions, so it invents problems,” said Stelian Tanase, a well-known Romanian political commentator. “This is the government that this country deserves.”

Romania may get even tougher on witches

BUCHAREST, Romania – There’s more bad news in the cards for Romania’s beleaguered witches.

A month after Romanian authorities began taxing them for their trade, the country’s soothsayers and fortune tellers are cursing a new bill that threatens fines or even prison if their predictions don’t come true.

Superstition is a serious matter in the land of Dracula, and officials have turned to witches to help the recession-hit country collect more money and crack down on tax evasion.

Witches argue they shouldn’t be blamed for the failure of their tools.

“They can’t condemn witches, they should condemn the cards,” Queen Witch Bratara Buzea told The Associated Press by telephone.

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