The poor economy is taking a toll even on the dead

The county morgue, which is responsible for the indigent and others who go unclaimed, saw a 25% increase in cremations in the first half of this year over the same period a year ago, rising to 680 from 545.

The demands on the county crematorium have been so high that earlier this year, officials there stopped accepting bodies from the coroner. The coroner’s office since has contracted with two private crematories for $135,000 to handle the overflow.

“It’s a pretty dramatic increase,” said Lt. David Smith, a coroner’s investigator. “The families just tell us flat-out they don’t have the money to do a funeral.”
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We better be careful, the Obama administration along with the democrats controlling congress will figure out a way to put a Fed tax on our dead love ones.

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3 comments on “The poor economy is taking a toll even on the dead

  1. They’re already doing so. Do you have any idea of the CO2 output of a crematorium?

    The average male produces over 110 lbs of CO2 as the body is heated – and that’s not counting the carbon cost of the fuel used to heat it. 😉

    Cap & Tax on CO2 will hit the crematoriums just like everything else.

  2. There we go! The democrats has already found a way to tax the dead and yet to be born!

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