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8.26.2011

Budget Crisis Solved: Texas Supreme Court Upholds Tax On Nude Dancing


Today the Texas Supreme Court, in a unanimous opinion [pdf] of Republican justices who don't want to be labeled as supporters of neekid dancing in the next election, said it's OK for the legislature to single out nude dancing establishments and slap a $5 fee for every customer who comes through the door.

Things I learned by glancing at the opinion: There are 169 of those businesses in Texas, and the first $25 million collected (someone do the math for me on that) is to go to the "sexual assault program fund."

Look at the bright side, at least that'll keep out the riff-raff.

26 comments:

The Secret Police said...

Reminds me of the first thing Obama did when he got to The White House.
The Tanning Tax.
At least a tit bar tax isn't racist.

Anonymous said...

I had always heard that pole taxes violated Equal Protection.

Anonymous said...

I am a proud conservative and republican but that doesn't mean I think they are perfect or agree with every decision. They are still humans and subject to make mistakes. I don't believe much in trying to legislate morals. Either you have them or you don't. Laws, fines, and fees don't bother those who are amoral anyway.

Anonymous said...

"(someone do the math for me on this)"

I am so ashamed....

Double Fake Smokin' Don Majka

Anonymous said...

The issue isn't the tax, so much as the correlation between violence against women and attending tittie bars.

Remote Controller said...

I love strip clubs....

Triple Fake... said...

If I did my math correctly, that averages out to the next 30,000 or so customers per establishment

Will there be dancers on other nights besides Fridays? If so, are they allowed to be sloppy, immodest and without dignity? Those are the best kinds to have when you're talking totally nekkid, as opposed to the uh, open balcony on the upper floor

Triple Fake Maaaaaarvin Zindler - Eyewitness News!

Anonymous said...

I thought Republicans were for reducing taxes on small businesses.

The Secret Police said...

Does this mean they can repeal the tobacco tax now?


I wish

John Holmes' Ghost said...

I like strippers; they like my pole.

Anonymous said...

Rhome better get their signs ordered:

NUDE DANCING SUBJECT TO $5 TAX

Anonymous said...

Shut everyone of those places in the country down if you want- it won't bother me, but this is wrong and retarded.

wrongtarded

Anonymous said...

Yep. Some more hypocrite Republicans fighting for smaller government leaving businesses alone.

How about taxing something you put in your mouth...like soda.

Double Fake
Cherry Chico Longlegs

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

11:17am...

Home run, sir. *Standing Slow Clap*

Anonymous said...

Thought the republicans supported staying out of people's private lives....allowing personal freedoms and less taxes....

I'm so confused....

Anonymous said...

"...Must have neat appearance and perform with dignity and modesty"

Wow. How can you be modest when you are completely naked?

Barry, can you get Kim Fischer to show us while she tries? While you're at it, Carrie Underwood and some of the upper-bacon-scale Random Thoughts Girls too.

Anonymous said...

They could just tax by the cup......size.

Anonymous said...

Isn't this the tax that's supposed to pay for rape-prevention programs (as if strip clubs have a causal effect on the number of rapes in this country, which they of course DON'T)?

I'm normally a hard-core Republican, but I have to disagree with this decision (if only because it singles out a particular form of business that's legal....NOT because I want to pay less to get into strip clubs).

Anonymous said...

NUDE POLE DANCING
ZERO TOLERANCE

5 DOLLAR TAX
DROPBOX @ CITY HALL

THANK YOU,

RHOME CITY COUNCIL

Anonymous said...

Where's the Tea Party when we really need them? I just cannot envision an America without stripper poles. Have the Commies finally won? Sob, sniffle, dab tear.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

I'm not doing anything tonight...so....time to get my nude groove on...

It will cost each of you $5 though.

Double Fake Dirk Diggler

Anonymous said...

So if she's got 1 boob is it $2.50 and if she has 3 boobs is it $7.50? Enquiring minds want to know.

Plus my sister has 3 boobs.

Double Fake Larry the Cable Guy

Anonymous said...

11:41. We do want taxes cut for small businesses that actually produce a product that everyone can use and employees hard working Americans.

Anonymous said...

If they taxed by cup size, wouldn't that be a "flat" tax for some?

Anonymous said...

LMAO @ 7:33. Nude chicks dont fund America?

Anonymous said...

it would work in bitchport tx..