Skip to comments.NY court weighs if lap dance is tax-exempt art
Posted on 09/06/2012 3:24:15 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
......Robert Goldfarb, an attorney for the state, said that nobody would visit the club if the dancers didn't remove their clothes. He also argued that the exemption applies to "choreographed" performances, and what the Nite Moves dancers do doesn't qualify.
At least three members of the seven-judge panel questioned the notion that a performance must be choreographed to be considered artistic. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman suggested "creative artists in particular" often improvise......
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Government Gone Wild.
How many of these judges are regular patrons of “lap dance art?”
There should be no such thing as strip clubs....period.
Why not? In a free country, people should be free to indulge their vices ... and free to overcome them. There is a market for strip clubs, and participation in the market is voluntary. If men I don’t know want to pay to watch women take off their clothes, and women I don’t know want to make money doing so ... why is that my problem? Let freedom ring.
It is a bit idiotic that we’re arguing over whether stripping should be tax exempt while some are trying to strip the religious tax exemption. Tax virtue, exempt vice. Ass backward.
Are you familiar with the concepts of freedom, individual choice, free enterprise, personal responsibility and free will?
“I know it when I see it.”
Now one may have one’s own pole dancer/stripper and deduct the expenses as a contributikon to “art”? ? ?
Time to set up a 501C3 organization and call it “Art of the Dance InsTITute”.
No, that’s not a typo.
Or experience the art.
If pole dancing is performance art, isn’t prostitution just a little “audience participation”?