Friday, March 20, 2009

Un-cover Tax?

A Brooklyn assemblyman has introduced a bill that would require patrons to pay the state $10 every time they visit a “strip club”. Felix Ortiz, a Democrat, said the fee could raise as much as $500 million for victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual abuse and child prostitution. After the city takes its cut, I wonder how much of that money would actually reach these victims. Not to mention that the dancers in strip clubs are victims of a sexual racket with ties to organized crime. He would rather tax these vile businesses than close them down?

"The bottom line is, we have to protect people who have been victimized by unscrupulous individuals,” Ortiz said. He needs to do his homework on the predators right in his own back yard: the sexual predators, pimps, gang members, drug dealers, pornographers, and child molesters who frequent these clubs.

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