Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Grassley: Tax Da Pimps & Hoes

Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has decided to expand sin taxes to include pimps and their prostitutes. Now that cigs & alcohol are bringing in much needed revenue to support health and education to our states, Grassley has discovered prostitution as an additional source. Maybe, he'll expand it to include the income of drug traffickers next. Then our federal and state governments can avail themselves of the underground economy that remains largely untaxed: they will have a vested interest in protecting and encouraging the vices of taxpayers. Light up a cig and have a drink for the kids: they need the tax money. Before long, you'll need to have a lady of the night to cut the deficit if Grassley has his way. Maybe, in the future, the government will want you to toke for 'em, too.

Cf. http://edition.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/06/27/pimp.tax.

4 comments:

jharkansas said...

How do you tax an illegal activity?  Do pimps state earnings on their W-2's?

obfuscator22 said...

I shall refrain from commenting on a posting that contains such foul language.

jakeho said...

Strangely, as if may sound,  I believe that the new bill would require such a submission.

jakeho said...

Geo., maybe, I should adopt the NYT's motto ("all the news that's fit to print") as my new blogging barometer. I think that I will subscribe to The Blair Guide to Ethics in the Media.