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Old 12-13-2010, 09:50 AM
 
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Challenged with a 100 million euro ($133 million) deficit, one western German city has introduced a day tax on prostitutes to help whittle down its budget gap.

German city pares budget deficit with sex tax | Reuters

That is what we need in the US ... some creative thinking
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:25 AM
 
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Taxing porn sites on the internet would give The USA a surplus within days.
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:34 AM
 
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Taxing porn sites on the internet would give The USA a surplus within days.
That is nice to think but not entirely true. Getting the 22% of people that are out of work back to work would be a really good start.
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:57 AM
 
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That is nice to think but not entirely true. Getting the 22% of people that are out of work back to work would be a really good start.
Obviously, I would agree, but I was responding to the prostitution tax referred to in the OP. If you are going to tax sex, might as well go to the industry where there are billions being spent and very likely by many in government to boot.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:00 AM
 
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Obviously, I would agree, but I was responding to the prostitution tax referred to in the OP. If you are going to tax sex, might as well go to the industry where there are billions being spent and very likely by many in government to boot.
I agree with taxing the sex trade in the US. It just isn't big enough. Even the internet sex trade isn't big enough.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:56 AM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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Don't know about the German Sex part, but what about COMMON PLAIN SENSE, does that not get the job done anymore, or do our elected officials simply don't care.
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:36 AM
 
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Don't know about the German Sex part, but what about COMMON PLAIN SENSE, does that not get the job done anymore, or do our elected officials simply don't care.
The elected officials care about the people that pay for them to get elected they don't care about the people that vote for them. That is probably not being entirely fair to them. One on one they probably care but as a group they don't care. The problem is that the group of elected officials is doing the wrong thing. It is very hard to stop doing what a group of people is doing the most effective thing to do is to leave the group. So what we need is a new political party. A new group that isn't part of the old group.
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Old 12-14-2010, 11:46 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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I think that concept is not very helpful. I don't want prostitution to be considered just another job... This tax might prevent efforts to try and reduce that entire twilight zone, just because cities keep messing up their budgets. After all, there is a lot of crime happening in those red-light districts etc., for instance human trafficking.
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Old 12-14-2010, 11:52 AM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Taxing porn sites on the internet would give The USA a surplus within days.
does anyone actually still pay for porn?
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