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Old 06-29-2006, 10:40 AM   #21
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Don't they tax 'em and license 'em in the Netherlands, that bastion of liberal thought?*
Ah, Eagle43.. that would require organization!! You must remember the Italians love bureaucracy, but hate organization. Organization means staring the issue in the face; bureaucracy means sweeping it under the rug and whistling a while until the problem stops squirming temporarily.

.. you .. have .. no .. idea.

P.S. the Italians are not very "liberal" about many things. They laugh heartily at the FCC's $500,000 fine for Janet Jackson's non-nipple flash and in fact nekkid boobies are often on regular TV.. but they are also making laws to equate penalities for marijuana with those for heroin and cocaine. Laws regulating in-virto fertilization, forget stem cells. It's just "different".

Another US tax nugget: I remember investigating RI taxes for another taxation thread and there is a RI sales tax on marijuana and other drugs. You are supposed to buy a stamp or some such thing, based on "doses" which they then go on to elaborate.. yeah, right, and the cops aren't gonna be waiting when you present yourself to buy the tax stamps??* Guess they don't only want to imprison the most hapless and stupid for drug possession, but also the most anal and civic-minded!!

If you want a "sin" tax on something legal, why not look at a small tax on porn movie sales and rentals? (sorry guys!) THAT's probably the biggest money-maker by volume.. and easier to track/enforce "compliance"...
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Re: Senator seeks tax on pimps, prostitutes
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Old 06-29-2006, 11:34 AM   #23
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Wasnt Clinton that guy that lied under oath?
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Wasnt Clinton that guy that lied under oath?
I didn't want to bring it up, but rumor has it that at one point he may have performed "fact modification" which led to an unintentional misrepresentation... under oath!
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Actually, I believe the Bork nomination process was the beginning shot in the ongoing ****-slinging contest war of incivility, but I must say that the Gingrich/Delay/Limbaugh/Riley/etc. crew have taken it to new depths heights...* *
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... agreed!* and while there it's just too easy to let this pass without a couple of chuckles, i pay more than my fair share of taxes, assume that most here do as well, and i would fully expect our government to collect from everyone else, regardless of their "profession".
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Damn it, why does Uncle Sam find a need to interfere with my social life?
Cause they figure taxing your lifestyle will plug up our deficit. Keep up your hot activities.

Sorry, I was a bit late to this party. Hope I don't get hit with a late tax.
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My advice for those who get laid, be sure you get your taxes paid...

With deepest apologies to George Harrison... :P
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uh last I checked EVERYONE must pay taxes on earnings so they are already supposed to be taxed. This proposal would have to make prostitution and pimping legal. It should be. What goes on between two consenting adults is their business not the government's.
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This proposal would have to make prostitution and pimping legal/quote] not so, taxes are due on all income whether legal or not (which does, of course, raise an interesting question or two)
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d-That's what I said in the first line.
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my point was simply that illegal income is taxable, making income taxable does not make it legal
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Hey, Bill Buckley and Milton Friedman, to mention a couple of conservative names, were for legalization of drugs 20 years ago.* Then tax it.* Probably reduce the deficit.* I like sin taxes, as long as it's not my sins.* So, eliminate all wine taxes.
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Old 07-02-2006, 02:09 PM   #34
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Hey, Bill Buckley and Milton Friedman, to mention a couple of conservative names, were for legalization of drugs 20 years ago.
Eagle 43: The "War on Drugs" doesn't work, and never will. Talk to anybody in law-enforcement, Cops on the Beat, Judges, etc.,
with rare exception, they'll agree that "legalization" will have to eventually happen. It may not happen in my lifetime, or yours, but with the amount of money, crime, etc. wrapped up in enforcement of this unenforcable problem, my kids and yours will probably be around when we collectively figure out that we have been on the wrong path for years, and years.
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But what about "law and order"?

(This is sarcasm... )
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One should travel to Amsterdam to see how legalized prostitution can work.* *It is all very civil. The women are licensed, rent windows just like a business, must go through regular health checks, and have resources to call on (i.e. bouncers to turf shoplifters or abusers on the street).* Doubt there is any extortion or abuse or pimping going on there at all.

FWIW, prostitution is legal in Canada, but soliciting is not legal.* Thus the women cannot set up shop with an appropriate business license and the protection of the law as it would normally apply.* For some reason, our politicians have not quite got the backbone (stiffness?) to complete the loop on a legitimate (?) business.

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One should travel to Amsterdam to see how legalized prostitution can work.
It's also legal in Nevada, isn't it?

As for Grassley, I don't like him because he has a hard-on for works to make life more difficult for US citizens living abroad.

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One should travel to Amsterdam to see how legalized prostitution can work.* *It is all very civil. The women are licensed, rent windows just like a business, must go through regular health checks, and have resources to call on (i.e. bouncers to turf shoplifters or abusers on the street).* Doubt there is any extortion or abuse or pimping going on there at all.

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Startled me the first time I took a walk down there. Hmmm...televisions, couches, people eating in a restaurant, woman in lingerie....waitaminit! HI!
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Startled me the first time I took a walk down there. Hmmm...televisions, couches, people eating in a restaurant, woman in lingerie....waitaminit! HI!
Yeah, sure it startled you.
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