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Reid Nevada ally proposes sex tax: taxes for AIDS and abortion next?
So it’s come to this.
They want to tax sex.
You read that right. Sex. They want to tax sex. With a delicious irony that speaks only to the utter financial desperation bequeathed by modern American liberalism, there is a move rising in Nevada, the state that has given America Senator Harry Reid, to tax sex.
Are they crazy? No, “we’re desperate,” said the Reid ally proposing the tax.
No wonder Harry’s latest poll numbers are flaccid. A May survey for the Las Vegas Review Journal said half of Nevadans had an unfavorable view of the Senate Majority Leader, with 45% saying they would vote against him in 2010. With Reid’s party now wanting to tax sex, one suspects his polls will not be erected any time soon.
Between the federal and various state governments having targeted, among other things, soda, beer, poker playing, tires, tobacco, SUVs, fast food and marijuana (in California, if legalized but of course), in Nevada it’s now come down to taxing time with Barbarella, Brandy, Bunny, Goldie and Hortense.
Accuracy and thoroughness being a necessity here, a sacrifice was made with a trip to a few Nevada brothels. Virtually, but of course. What an interesting world it is. A world where one can quite legally and very physically (if you’re actually there) hop on in to the Cottontail Ranch or just slip into the Cherry Patch if one is done doing the Dovetail. You thought Angelina Jolie was a star? Wait until you spend some quality time with Barbarella, Brandy, Bunny, Goldie and Hortense.
How much would the sex tax be, you ask?
Reid’s fellow Nevada Democrat, State Senator Bob Coffin, the aptly named chairman of the State Senate’s Taxation Committee who represents Las Vegas, thinks it would take $5 bucks a pop…um, per act… to stiffen the finances of Harry Reid’s home state. If you are visiting from, say, Sweden, where they have a 25% tax on condoms, a night of Bunny hopping could start to mount up.
Yet State Senator Coffin’s new definition of a head tax is an interesting proposition. Obamacare advocates are insistently hectoring that X behavior is not only bad for us, it adds gazillions to health care costs. Which is why whatever X is — they want to tax it. For our own good, don’t you know. This is why New York’s Governor David Paterson wants a soda tax, for example. Something Dr. Thomas Frieden, the new Obama head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, enthusiastically supports. Frieden, by the way, is the guy who got trans fat banned when he was New York City’s Health Commissioner.
Says Paterson, illustrating the liberal mind precisely: “The surgeon general estimates that obesity was associated with 112,000 deaths in the United States every year. Here in New York State, we spend almost $6.1 billion on health care related to adult obesity — the second-highest level of spending in the nation.”
Paterson is disturbed X behavior (soda drinking in this case) causes bad result Y (obesity in the Paterson example) and therefore needs to be taxed because X behavior causes death. Ergo this dreadful behavior of drinking sodas in New York is costing his state $6.1 billion in health care costs. Thus the best policy is an obesity tax — make every New Yorker pay through the nose every time they quench their thirst with a Coke or a Pepsi. A tax like the obesity tax results in the best of both worlds in the liberal mind: more revenue for more programs, lower health care costs and, most importantly, more control over you.
Which is why liberals in Washington and around the country have targeted everything from fast food to SUVs, intent on wading into your private life to save you if not the planet.
So. OK. We get it. Let’s fantasize with this bit of Obama-esque mind set, shall we?
Hide the kids, let the dog out, lock the door. Let’s talk sex and taxes.
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