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Legislative leaders light a fire on taxing Burning Man
Las Vegas Sun ^ | Friday, March 8, 2013 | 2 a.m. | By Anjeanette Damon (contact)

Posted on 03/26/2013 5:05:35 PM PDT by redreno

Each year, Burning Man draws 60,000 people to the Black Rock Desert north of Reno to participate in a weeklong counterculture art festival.

Admittance to the bohemia isn’t free, though. You need to buy a $380 ticket.

Now, some Democratic legislative leaders are looking at the ticket proceeds and wondering why the state doesn’t get a cut.

“It’s how many people and they pay how much?” Senate Majority Leader Mo Denis, D-Las Vegas, said. “I definitely think we ought to look at that.”

Here’s some quick math: 60,000 tickets sold at $380 a pop equals $22.8 million. Apply the state’s 5 percent live entertainment tax to the proceeds and the state could net $1.14 million from that event.

(Excerpt) Read more at lasvegassun.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: blackrockcity; burningman; carsoncity; carsonmob; nevada; reno; taxes

1 posted on 03/26/2013 5:05:35 PM PDT by redreno
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To: redreno

I’ve read stories about this “shindig”
Conditions seem horrific.
Given the widespread availability of drugs and sex in our current society, I don’t really get the idea of the whole thing....


2 posted on 03/26/2013 5:08:53 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: redreno

I dunno. I assume you’re there (you are named “redreno”). How much of a disruption to the community is this burning guy thing? If it costing extra Police and such, they need to pay for that. Or at least hire private dicks.


3 posted on 03/26/2013 5:09:09 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: redreno
"I see you have some money there. Give it to me."
4 posted on 03/26/2013 5:10:38 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Very succinct.


5 posted on 03/26/2013 5:11:48 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: redreno

libtards don’t want the laws they vote for applied to themselves. everyone else is supposed to pay taxes. the state idiots will piss it away of course, but the libtards ought to feel the pain they’ve inflicted on everyone else just the same as we have to.


6 posted on 03/26/2013 5:16:11 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
ain't that the truth...
7 posted on 03/26/2013 5:16:57 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: nascarnation

It’s a hippy dippy fun fest!

The real burning starts after the conclusion of the gathering with new cases of STDs for everyone!


8 posted on 03/26/2013 5:19:25 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: redreno

You wanna do business in this town you gotta pay the vig.

9 posted on 03/26/2013 5:42:24 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; All
--exactly--"Burning Man" is self contained out in the desert, causes no known law enforcement problems (attendance is voluntary) so , on the principle that if it moves , tax it--some Demo wants to--

--same principle as Nevada gold mining--somebody can still make money in the Obamanomy so the politicians want it---

10 posted on 03/26/2013 5:46:53 PM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: Cyber Liberty
"... How much of a disruption to the community is this burning guy thing?"

Disruption? Nothing really.

Clogs up I-80W for a little while when all the 'Burners leave their temporary city of freedom and return to the People's Republic of California.

Sure, they're screwing under the moonlight out in God forsaken nowhere and dropping acid. I personally couldn't care less.

11 posted on 03/26/2013 5:51:58 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: redreno

The “countercuture” would be going to church these days


12 posted on 03/26/2013 5:57:31 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: The KG9 Kid

This is how it should be.

But the state is trying to figure out how to fleece them after they’ve been boffin’ under the moon.


13 posted on 03/26/2013 5:59:25 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Secret Agent Man
libtards don’t want the laws they vote for applied to themselves...

Yup. Only the bourgeoisie should pay taxes and fees.
14 posted on 03/26/2013 6:35:38 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Cyber Liberty
Well, the Burning Man people practically asked to have the Democrats all up in their business. Its who they are.

They're headquartered in San Francisco, and various splinter groups within the organization have been threatening to sue the crap out of one another for the last few years ever since Burning Man became what they think is a big deal. Everyone involved wants their taste, and now the Nevada Assembly Democrats want their piece.

The political left in this country can't even organize getting high and showing your tits under the starlight out in God forsaken nowhere without hordes of lawyers, fees, taxes, a Politburo in charge, and event tickets that cost close to $500 admittance. Pretty much everything you'd expect so-called 'liberals' to do if left to their own devices if they were marooned on the surface of Mars.

The attendees themselves are so blessed stupid that they're pretty sure some Republican is behind how litigiously lame the Burning Man event has become, but believe me, everything these dumb bastards have done they've done to themselves.

15 posted on 03/26/2013 6:59:46 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: redreno
Typical high quality tax paying Americans at "Burning Man."


16 posted on 03/26/2013 8:00:55 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: redreno
“It’s how many people and they pay how much?” Senate Majority Leader Mo Denis, D-Las Vegas, said. “I definitely think we ought to look at that.”

LMBO!!!
The first thing the scumbag DemocRats think of is how can they steal the money.

17 posted on 03/26/2013 8:07:42 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: redreno; TheOldLady; TADSLOS


18 posted on 03/26/2013 8:21:03 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Doomonyou

I think 1 or 2 of those are senators.


19 posted on 03/26/2013 8:25:19 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: KC_Lion

A man with a mission...and a whole lotta payback.


20 posted on 03/26/2013 8:28:06 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: TADSLOS; TheOldLady
He was Baptized Twice.

Once is Water

Once in Flame

21 posted on 03/26/2013 8:32:57 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: redreno

fine them 30 milion for polluting Nevada and put them out of business!


22 posted on 03/26/2013 8:35:10 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: redreno

I always thought that “Burning Man” referred to the amount of penicillin need after the event.


23 posted on 03/26/2013 8:38:11 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Delta 21
I think 1 or 2 of those are senators.

Under the "taxpayer" definition, i doubt it. but under the "D" definition, they all are Otrama voters.

24 posted on 03/26/2013 8:49:02 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: redreno

I attended once. It’s camping, with about as much sex and drugs as in any American city of that size. Relax, folks.


25 posted on 03/26/2013 11:53:43 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Oppression -> Extermination)
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To: KC_Lion

I love that picture.


26 posted on 03/27/2013 10:12:43 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady
=^.^=

Thank you Old Lady. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41OghI3p6fM


27 posted on 03/27/2013 10:33:27 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

Oooh! Cool. Thank YOU!


28 posted on 03/27/2013 12:50:18 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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