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REWahoo 06-28-2006 09:41 AM

Senator seeks tax on pimps, prostitutes
 
Dang. :( http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/06/...tax/index.html

Looks like the IRS is going to put it's finger in the pie stick its nose in someone else's business get it's pound of flesh blow a good deal screw up a ... Oh, nevermind. :-\


mickeyd 06-28-2006 02:49 PM

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Damn it, why does Uncle Sam find a need to interfere with my social life?

Arif 06-28-2006 02:55 PM

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I wonder if the gov't will add their services to the CPI or PPI. Probably the PPI would be more appropriate :laugh:

dusk_to_dawn 06-28-2006 03:09 PM

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Would that be the Pimp Price Index (PPI)? Surely it wouldn't be something else, would it?

Cut-Throat 06-28-2006 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by REWahoo!
Dang. :( http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/06/...tax/index.html

Looks like the IRS is going to put it's finger in the pie stick its nose in someone else's business get it's pound of flesh blow a good deal screw up a ... Oh, nevermind. :-\


You know, I would have almost bet my life that this Senator would be a Republican! - Mostly because there is little or no money there and it is sinful on top of it!

Why doesn't the GOP get to work on the serious issues of this country. My god, they have control of the White House, Both Houses of Congress and the Supreme Court!

Is this what you Neocons elected these guys to do? ::)

Zipper 06-28-2006 03:28 PM

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Chalk one up for the "Religious Nutjobs".

It's beyond me why you put up with this crap in the 'Good ol' US of A"?

REWahoo 06-28-2006 03:40 PM

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Wow. From tongue-in-cheek to potitical diatribe to US bashing in 6 posts. Are we good or what!!!! :laugh:


Cut-Throat 06-28-2006 03:44 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by REWahoo!
Wow. From tongue-in-cheek to potitical diatribe to US bashing in 6 posts. Are we good or what!!!! :laugh:


REWahoo - You have far too much sense to be a Neocon. - Aren't you getting tired of this Religious right stuff being crammed down your throat?

REWahoo 06-28-2006 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Cut-Throat
REWahoo - You have far too much sense to be a Neocon. - Aren't you getting tired of this Religious right stuff being crammed down your throat?

Would it help if you knew I get down on my knees every day and pray for it to end? It's almost forced me to take off my Jerry Falwell secret decoder ring. The optimist in me says the pendulum will soon swing back the other way; the pessimist in me says it will swing well past the center and to the far left.

I respectfully decline to answer under the protection provided me by the 5th Amendment of the US Constitution. :)


cute fuzzy bunny 06-28-2006 04:16 PM

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It does open up a few good ideas though.

You could identify the prostitutes more easily by looking for their Tax Stamps. And they could advertise "we pay the tax, this friday and saturday only!" specials...

Jarhead* 06-28-2006 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Zipper
Chalk one up for the "Religious Nutjobs".

It's beyond me why you put up with this crap in the 'Good ol' US of A"?

Hey Zip: *Just got back a bit ago from playing lst. leg in a tournament. *(Feeling pretty mellow now).

Was thinking of your quick meal. *Was that a bag of micro-wave popcorn and 8 beers?

Ya'all don't go away, I may join you in an hour or so. ;D

cube_rat 06-28-2006 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by REWahoo!
Wow. From tongue-in-cheek to potitical diatribe to US bashing in 6 posts. Are we good or what!!!! :laugh:


Yep, we're nimble bunch.

Arif 06-29-2006 04:11 AM

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I respectfully decline to answer under the protection provided me by the 5th Amendment of the US Constitution.

RE, where you a CEO before you retired. They typically have that phrase down pat. ;)

ladelfina 06-29-2006 04:59 AM

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There was a very funny "exposé" on Italian TV about the situation prostitutes face here: prostitution itself has been "decriminalized" while "exploitation of prostitution" (i.e, pimping. bordellos) remains illegal. However, prostitutes are not exactly "legal", either, in the maze of Italian tax and work regulations.

"The Hyenas" which is 2 parts "60 Minutes", 1 part The Daily Show, with some Monty Python and Candid Camera mixed in (if you can get your head around that!) sent a (guy) reporter in drag with a hidden camera to go around to all the local bureaucracies to put himself "in regola", that is, to get squared away legally with tax authorities, pension, business license, etc. for his 'job' as a transsexual prostitute.

Hilarity ensues.

http://www.iene.mediaset.it/programm.../puntata.shtml

third clip from the bottom .. "una prostituta in regola"; pick DSL cause the sound will be better and reading the clearer subtitles might help you some. Even though you may not comprehend most of it, it may be worth it for the people's reactions (even though they blur out the faces, due to Italy's strict 'privacy' laws).

It starts out with a news article about the Italian IRS going after a madam for not paying taxes.. so the "Iene" decide to investigate what it would take to sign up as a legit tax-paying business entity. First 'she' goes to get her partita IVA (business tax ID#), but they don't know how to classify her, so they end up suggesting the category "other family services"..* ;D ;D

Then "she" has to go to the local sort of city chamber of commerce to register her business, and there they suggest "masseuse"..

The pension people are the easiest, as long as you pay into the system (like Social Security).. She explains how she's worried about her retirement because, you know, a girl only has so much time in this business! The clerk is sympathetic to her plight.

Then finally to the police to get a street vendor's license ("occupazione di suolo/spazio pubblico" -- public space occupancy permit)... where the officials are more scolding.. she tries to explain.. "scarico/carico" (pickup & deliveries..).

At the end of the clip she tells a (real) prospective client that she'll go with him for €50 plus tax (IVA).. who should she make out the invoice to?* [ALL transactions are supposed to have either a fiscal receipt or an invoice and sales tax added]. The client's response: "Ma intestala a 'sto cazzo!" -bleeeep!- ("make it out to my prick!") and drives off...* :laugh:

Eagle43 06-29-2006 05:39 AM

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Don't they tax 'em and license 'em in the Netherlands, that bastion of liberal thought? I have been window shopping in Amsterdam, many moons ago. At the time I was just a kid, green behind the ears, seeking comfort. :laugh:

setab 06-29-2006 08:14 AM

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Just for the record, and not taking a position on the proposal, Sen. Grassley is not a nutjob or any of the other suggested stereotypes here. He is a very decent, down-to-earth, honest man who just happens to have a different view point than some of you have. Why can't we just leave it at that? I don't mind poking fun at the proposal; some of the comments are actually quite funny. I don't understand why the attacks have to become personal.

setab

An Iowa boy

Cut-Throat 06-29-2006 08:19 AM

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Originally Posted by setab
Just for the record, and not taking a position on the proposal, Sen. Grassley is not a nutjob or any of the other suggested stereotypes here. He is a very decent, down-to-earth, honest man who just happens to have a different view point than some of you have. Why can't we just leave it at that? I don't mind poking fun at the proposal; some of the comments are actually quite funny. I don't understand why the attacks have to become personal.

setab

An Iowa boy

I think it started with the ridiculous impeachment of President Clinton.

setab 06-29-2006 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Cut-Throat
I think it started with the ridiculous impeachment of President Clinton.

Interesting. I thought the mantra was Clinton is gone, what's it got to do with anything posted in this thread? Oh well. I'm not sucking into the Clinton thing again; I merely point out that that Sen. Grassley is a good man and all he has done is propose legislation, which is what he was elected to do. That doesn't make him a nutjob, even if you disagree with him.

setab

Cut-Throat 06-29-2006 08:40 AM

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Originally Posted by setab
I merely point out that that Sen. Grassley is a good man and all he has done is propose legislation, which is what he was elected to do. That doesn't make him a nutjob, even if you disagree with him.

setab

Yeah - No nutjob! - Working on the countries most important issues, as well as putting an 'end' to the world's oldest profession.

setab 06-29-2006 08:52 AM

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CT,

Have a good day!

setab


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