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Author Topic: Strip Clubs in Illinois Will Now Pay a New Tax to Help Fund Rape Crisis Centers  (Read 949 times)

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Per Jezebel:

Strip Clubs in Illinois Will Now Pay a New Tax to Help Fund Rape Crisis Centers
http://jezebel.com/5936051/strip-clubs-in-illinois-will-now-pay-a-new-tax-to-help-fund-rape-crisis-centers
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On Saturday, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law that will force strip clubs to pay an additional tax, which will in turn be used to fund programs aimed at preventing sexual assault as well as counseling sexual assault victims. The new tax is expected to haul in about $1 million a year for rape prevention programs, funding that even critics of the tax think is sorely needed.
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Quote from: Juni;69814
Per Jezebel:

Strip Clubs in Illinois Will Now Pay a New Tax to Help Fund Rape Crisis Centers
http://jezebel.com/5936051/strip-clubs-in-illinois-will-now-pay-a-new-tax-to-help-fund-rape-crisis-centers

 
Is there evidence that strip clubs have enough to do with assaults and rapes that this tax is appropriate?  It kind of reads like a 'sin tax' to me.

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Quote from: Juni;69814
Per Jezebel:

Strip Clubs in Illinois Will Now Pay a New Tax to Help Fund Rape Crisis Centers
http://jezebel.com/5936051/strip-clubs-in-illinois-will-now-pay-a-new-tax-to-help-fund-rape-crisis-centers

 
That's a pretty cool use of taxes.

(In the "inappropriate humor" category, this thread showed up as "Strip Clubs in Illinois Will Now Pay a New Tax to Help Fund Rape", and I was really confused.)

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Is there evidence that strip clubs have enough to do with assaults and rapes that this tax is appropriate?  It kind of reads like a 'sin tax' to me.

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And note that the GOP was consistent on it message for past few years - trying to stop taxes on small businesses.

As for appropriateness, it's probably one of the few that the Democrats could sell to the public. (There are not enough Republicans to matter in IL, and they'd be generally opposed to almost any tax).

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