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Tax movies, strip clubs, gyms? Thatís Nevada legislatorís proposal
http://www.lasvegassun.com ^ | 05/09/2013 | By Anjeanette Damon (contact) Anjeanette Damon

Posted on 05/09/2013 9:23:10 AM PDT by redreno

The Legislature’s attempt to craft an entertainment tax in 2003 read a little bit like the children’s story of the hen who couldn’t persuade her barnyard animal friends to help her gather and grow grain for the winter.

Lawmakers then considered a proposal by the Nevada Taxpayers Association to tax admissions to nearly every form of entertainment and recreation.

But when it came time to write the bill, a common refrain was sounded by many targeted for the tax.

“Not I!” said the movie theaters.

“Not I!” said the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“Not I!” said the baseball parks, bowling alleys, golf courses, hula dancers and strip clubs

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: assemblybill498; burningman; carsoncity; democrats; economy; event; govtabuse; kirkpatrick; motorspeedway; nevada; sourcetitlenoturl; tax; taxes

1 posted on 05/09/2013 9:23:10 AM PDT by redreno
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To: redreno

Tax casino wagers.Twenty percent is a good figure.It would do wonders for the Nevada economy.


2 posted on 05/09/2013 9:24:55 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: redreno
Sure! Tax everything! Tax tax tax! Hell, lets tax air! Lets tax sleep! Lets tax TAXES!* Its a wonder anybody has a cent left. Yet with all these taxes the government still cannot stay within its already massive budget.

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*Massachusetts has a tax on liquor taxes, if I remember correctly.

3 posted on 05/09/2013 9:26:16 AM PDT by Wyrd biū ful arśd (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: redreno

“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”


4 posted on 05/09/2013 9:28:28 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: redreno

This is really becoming a major concern. The people we elected to represent us and MANAGE the government have, instead, gone on a major spending spree that we didn’t want.

Now, because of their recklessness and indiscriminate spending, they have put our nation and most states on the brink of insolvency. And they want us to pay for their irresponsible behavior.

I say boot’em all out (IF they avoid prison) and elect people who know whose money they are spending and have more respect for our hard work and the money we earn. Irresponsible behavior should NOT be rewarded with more money for them to fritter away on more foolishness! It’s past time for this crap to end.


5 posted on 05/09/2013 9:34:03 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: redreno

Why don’t we just have a SIN TAX ?

The entire US debt could be paid off rather quickly.


6 posted on 05/09/2013 9:40:33 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: redreno
Now, as the state climbs its way out of a recession that depleted funding for education and other services, Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick has a message for the naysayers: You gotta pay the tax.

I didn't see any options for any spending CUTS, just tax increases, so somehow I just knew Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick would be a Democrat.

7 posted on 05/09/2013 9:42:56 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: BenLurkin
If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”

Let me tell you how it will be
There's one for you, nineteen for me
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman

Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don't take it all
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah I'm the taxman

If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I'll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet.

8 posted on 05/09/2013 9:50:15 AM PDT by Foolsgold (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: UCANSEE2

No thank you! I don’t want to go in to pay my levy and find myself thirty-five cents short.


9 posted on 05/09/2013 9:52:12 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: UCANSEE2

There should be a democrat tax. If a democrat is voting for socialism, then let the dumb bastard pay for it.


10 posted on 05/09/2013 10:10:45 AM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: Wyrd bi√į ful ar√¶d
Yet with all these taxes the government still cannot stay within its already massive budget.

Bush's Fault.

11 posted on 05/09/2013 10:11:17 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: DustyMoment
..., gone on a major spending spree that we didn’t want.

Somebody wanted it. Just look what happens when they actually try to cut something.

12 posted on 05/09/2013 10:15:20 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: UCANSEE2

Why don’t we just have a SIN TAX ?

The entire US debt could be paid off rather quickly.

By Bill Clinton no less!!


13 posted on 05/09/2013 10:22:59 AM PDT by Ez2BRepub
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To: redreno

at least all those are not racially motivated.
the tanning tax should be considered a racist tax and unconstitutional.

oh wait.. it only effects white people, so it’s ok.


14 posted on 05/09/2013 10:23:40 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: Wyrd bi√į ful ar√¶d

Connecticut has a TaX on Gasoline Profits


15 posted on 05/09/2013 10:25:02 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul in 2016)
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To: redreno

wrong characters.

Legislators are the sleazballs who do nothing but want to eat for free at the end.


16 posted on 05/09/2013 10:26:19 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Tax casino wagers.Twenty percent is a good figure.It would do wonders for the Nevada economy.


They already tax casino profits. 6.75% of the take goes to the state.

Taxing wagers would render casinos unprofitable, so would entirely kill this ample tax revenue stream, which would surely not “do wonders” for the Nevada economy.


17 posted on 05/09/2013 11:17:48 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Oppression -> Extermination)
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To: Mushroom Gravy
Taxing wagers would render casinos unprofitable, so would entirely kill this ample tax revenue stream, which would surely not “do wonders” for the Nevada economy.

You lack imagination.Or...you lack compassion for "the most vulnerable" of Nevada.

Racist!

18 posted on 05/09/2013 11:24:51 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: redreno

And don’t forget the Down Low Club of Chicago.


19 posted on 05/09/2013 11:26:23 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Foolsgold
Should five per cent appear too small,be thankful I don't take it all,'cause I'm the taxman, yeah I'm the taxman

I find it more than ironic that John Lennon,the guy who challenged us to "imagine no possessions" left an estate of a *billion* dollars...back when a billion was a lot of money.

20 posted on 05/09/2013 11:28:19 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: redreno
Because we need more cowbell taxes!
21 posted on 05/09/2013 11:46:02 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mandatory BB Guns for 10 Year Old Boys would solve most of America's problems.)
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To: Wolfie
Somebody wanted it. Just look what happens when they actually try to cut something.

Did you? Did anyone you know want the government to spend us to the brink of insolvency?

My dad used to say that the squeaky wheel gets the grease. That's who cries out when they try to cut something. And, we know who the squeaky wheel is.

22 posted on 05/09/2013 6:42:18 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: DustyMoment
I hear ya. But everybody wants something ELSE cut. "Their" thing is always crucial. One man's pork, etc.

To wit:

There is a bipartisan push to spend an extra $436 million on upgrades to the Abrams tank even though senior Army officials have repeatedly said they don't want or need them.

Lawmakers from both parties have devoted nearly half a billion dollars in taxpayer money over the past two years to build improved versions of the 70-ton Abrams. Keeping the Abrams production line rolling protects businesses and good-paying jobs in congressional districts in Ohio.

The tanks are built at a plant in Lima, Ohio, owned by the federal government but operated General Dynamics Corp. Ohio politicians, as well as more than 170 across the nation, are lining up to support the increased spending on the tanks that the Army doesn't want. U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican, and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, both support the new funds, as does U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, Urbana.

23 posted on 05/10/2013 11:06:48 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Wolfie

Interesting. Congress keeps pushing stuff on DOD that they say they don’t want.

I have another one for you. If you can find it, get a copy of an HBO film called “The Pentagon Wars”. That one makes Congress look frugal.


24 posted on 05/10/2013 11:35:54 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: DustyMoment

Tax movies, strip clubs, lottery tickets, cable, video games, Subaru Foresters and... I must be missing something... I got it! Whole Foods.


25 posted on 05/10/2013 11:38:42 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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