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Pole Tax

Wait, what?
The New York legislator who brought the nation its first law against driving while using a cell phone is proposing a $10 tax for patrons of nude and seminude dance clubs and strip bars. Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, a Bronx Democrat, says the revenue would go toward helping victims of human trafficking at a time when government budgets are being slashed. The bill doesn't have a Senate sponsor yet.
$10 tax to get into a titty bar, in order to end human trafficking. Hmm, I can sorta see the relationship to things like cigarette taxes that go to anti-smoking campaigns. I think. Although, who wants to bet that opponents of the titty-tax will demand a door charge tax on gay bars, in order to fund AIDS research?

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