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Strip Club Tax of $10 a Head Being Considered by California Legislature
LA Weekly ^ | May 16, 2012 | Dennis Romero

Posted on 05/16/2012 5:14:15 PM PDT by Beaten Valve

Gov. Jerry Brown says there are $8 billion worth of cuts coming to state programs this summer, and that's not even enough to fill the $16 billion sinkhole California faces July 1.

One enterprising legislator has a wild idea, though: 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."

The bill defines such a business as a nightclub, bar, restaurant, or similar commercial enterprise that does both of the following: (1) Provides for an audience of two or more individuals live nude entertainment or live nude performances. (2) Authorizes on-premises consumption of alcoholic beverages, regardless of whether the consumption of alcoholic beverages is under a license or permit issued under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. Damn.

Once a hot dancer gets all freaky on your lap the state of California is going to reach in your pocket?

Williams' office states that the cash is needed to help fund sexual assault awareness, prevention and treatment services, forensic exam rape-kits and programs that support victims of sexual exploitation through human trafficking. Not exactly a budget savior. He adds:

There is a clear and urgent need for funding for effective delivery of services and care for women who have been sexually assaulted. 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.

Amen.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: badabingchaching; budget; california; deficit; strippers
Well if FACEBOOK's IPO can't solve California's budget crisis, then maybe this will...
1 posted on 05/16/2012 5:14:20 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

...Is there a Secret Service Discount?????


2 posted on 05/16/2012 5:16:44 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: Beaten Valve

By the time that IPO hits the streets not a single one of Facebook management will reside in California. I don’t care how liberal they are, they can read a balance sheet. Just you watch....


3 posted on 05/16/2012 5:17:28 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Beaten Valve
You can't, he argued, tax a business based on content. Wouldn't be constitutional.

They do it with tobacco, liquor, gasoline and loads of other types of businesses.

4 posted on 05/16/2012 5:18:31 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Beaten Valve
What happened to Sacramento?

All of the sudden they want to tax everything and every one! /s

5 posted on 05/16/2012 5:18:40 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: pointsal

LA DWP workers (Dept. of Water & Power) will take the biggest hit if this bill passes...


6 posted on 05/16/2012 5:19:33 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

What kind of ‘head’ are we talking about here?


7 posted on 05/16/2012 5:20:33 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: tflabo
What kind of ‘head’ are we talking about here?

I think they mean two fer ten.

8 posted on 05/16/2012 5:22:43 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: tflabo
"What kind of ‘head’ are we talking about here?

That could get pretty expensive for the guys who like the private rooms...

9 posted on 05/16/2012 5:23:11 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

The congress critter just has to spend, they don’t know the meaing of stop spending and cut spending.


10 posted on 05/16/2012 5:24:42 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Beaten Valve

I thought “Pole” taxes were illegal...


11 posted on 05/16/2012 5:25:23 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Beaten Valve
Tax strip club patrons $10 each time they enter an exotic dancing establishment.

Well, hey you have to breathe California air when entering a strip club in California don't you?

Look at the bright side, California pays California well enough to be able to afford California taxes don't they?

Besides, anyone who goes and receives entertainment at a strip joint certainly increases their chances of causing harm to someone especially if they are driving when they are in transit to and from a strip joint so they OWE California for the liability created because this. ~

12 posted on 05/16/2012 5:25:39 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Stormdog
I thought “Pole” taxes were illegal...

Okay..."pole fee"...

Better?

13 posted on 05/16/2012 5:26:45 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Beaten Valve

It’s illegal to charge guys twice as much as women.

Or $10 more- depending on how it’s figured.


14 posted on 05/16/2012 5:26:46 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Lurker

My guess is a lot of “conservatives” (really authoritarians) will love this idea. So it will fail in Kali.


15 posted on 05/16/2012 5:27:15 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: reefdiver; Beaten Valve; lightman
Just another way to strip off the average taxpayer.
16 posted on 05/16/2012 5:28:28 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: EGPWS

“Okay...”pole fee”...

Better?”

Yup, call it an administrative or usage fee and it works.


17 posted on 05/16/2012 5:29:09 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Beaten Valve

You mean it’s gonna cost me $20 to get in there?


18 posted on 05/16/2012 5:39:09 PM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: G Larry

Look at it this way. The 20 dollar fee means to get guys in the club, dancers will have to lower their lap dance fees.

This means they won’t be able to feed their kids.

Women and Children hit the hardest by this tax. Another unintended consequence brought to you by the KKKalifornia Democrats.


19 posted on 05/16/2012 5:51:46 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Would you rather eat dog food or cat food? Guess it's Romney 2012.)
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To: Beaten Valve

how about a $10 tax on every starbucks order? it’d raise a lot of money

why not? it’s the same thing... people looking for a product and being serviced

besides... the libs would go bonkers

(I do realize people would just stop going... which is the intent of this proposed tax anyhow)


20 posted on 05/16/2012 5:52:04 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I always have to explain my jokes......

Headline:
“Strip Club Tax of $10 a Head ......”

And I say:
“You mean its gonna cost me $20 to get in?”

.....suggesting I’ll be charged $10 for each “head” i bring through the door...


21 posted on 05/16/2012 5:56:45 PM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: Beaten Valve; xzins

Lets have a $10 tax on everyone who goes to a movie that has nudity in it


22 posted on 05/16/2012 6:05:02 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (Virgil Goode! Because everyone else is Bad!)
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To: Beaten Valve

They said it was modeled after the one in Texas.


23 posted on 05/16/2012 6:07:37 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Entropy isn't what it used to be)
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To: pointsal

Head, in California, for $10? Wow...prices have dropped.


24 posted on 05/16/2012 6:27:58 PM PDT by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Beaten Valve

Most places I know have no cover, but do have a drink minimum (so I’m told).


25 posted on 05/16/2012 6:31:11 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Beaten Valve

Of course the tax exemption list on this should be interesting.


26 posted on 05/16/2012 7:21:37 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (Lets institute SARAH-ia law in America!)
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To: P-Marlowe

“Lets have a $10 tax on everyone who goes to a movie that has nudity in it”

It’s California. Charge anyone who is ever nude $10.


27 posted on 05/16/2012 7:24:54 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (We are the 53%. 47% of Americans pay no taxes; end the free ride...)
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To: Beaten Valve

Hmmm.
Desperate as California is for revenue, I wonder when they’re going to start taxing grills, fireplaces, chimineas, windows, and hot tubs?


28 posted on 05/16/2012 7:34:34 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Little Ray

If you drive to the strip club in a Prius, do you get extra off? How about an electric car? Of, course, zero-emissions and strip clubs don’t mix.


29 posted on 05/16/2012 7:41:24 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Beaten Valve

Why tax Welfare Recipients?


30 posted on 05/16/2012 7:43:06 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The Presidential Race is about the relative light reflectivity of your Slavemaster.)
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To: Little Ray

“Desperate as California is for revenue, I wonder when they’re going to start taxing grills, fireplaces, chimineas, windows, and hot tubs?”

There are many places in California where you cannot have and/or operate a fireplace.


31 posted on 05/16/2012 7:44:01 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Beaten Valve

Why tax Welfare Recipients?


32 posted on 05/16/2012 7:45:03 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The Presidential Race is about the relative light reflectivity of your Slavemaster.)
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To: Beaten Valve

They’d have a budget surplus in that state if they sent Nancy Pelosi door-to-door and charged $1,000 not to take her clothes off.


33 posted on 05/16/2012 7:49:52 PM PDT by Humble Servant
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To: RavenATB

Have you BEEN to CA lately? $10 now is steep considering the quality that exists here.


34 posted on 05/16/2012 7:58:22 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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