Why Balance The Budget When You Can Make Taxpayers Bend Over A Little Further?
Dennis Romero posts at LA Weekly about one legislator’s idea of balancing the budget in California:
Tax strip club patrons $10 each time they enter an exotic dancing establishment. Damn. Talk about your cover charge.
Assemblyman Das Williams of Oxnard plans to tax you like a gangster taxes drug dealers:
AB 2441, which is moving through the state Assembly as we speak, would levy a $10 fee on each and everyone of you good gentlemen (and the freaky dates who love them) who enter a “sexually oriented business.”
…Roger Jon Diamond, an attorney representing SoCal strip clubs, laughed off the bill when we called him last night, saying it wouldn’t be approved and that, if it did, it wouldn’t pass muster with the courts.
You can’t, he argued, tax a business based on content. Wouldn’t be constitutional.