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Alabama Porn Tax?

Alabama Porn Tax

In case you haven’t been keeping up on your US politics, earlier this year Governor Robert Bentley from the Alabama House of Representatives gave orders to have taxes raised “or else…”

In April he concluded that if Alabama didn’t work to bring up taxes that he would go as far as to close prisons. He threatened that prisoners would be living in the basements of residents. Oh mercy!

In response to this statement cigarette taxes, automobile title fees, car rental taxes, pharmacy taxes and nursing home taxes went up. This increase in taxes still wasn’t enough.

Now we have Representative Jack Williams stepping up with what he thinks is the perfect idea for raising the $200 million in tax money needed. Taxing porn and everything adult in nature. It seems the age old phrase does hold up and it is clear that “sex sells.”

Rep. Jack Williams proposes that the state of Alabama puts a 40% tax on porn or to be more politically correct, “the sale of sexually-oriented materials and certain charges related to sexually-explicit businesses.”

In a business that already struggles with free porn and tube sites it is impossible to directly tax this. How do you tax free? However, how do you really define “sexually-orientated materials” of course the Bible Belt has that covered.

Not only is it referring to porn itself but, “any act of sexual intercourse, masturbation, urination, defecation, lewd exhibition of the genitals, sado-masochistic abuse, etc…”

They did however have to put in a rule that any major motions pictures as reviewed by the Motion Picture Association of America were not to be taxed.

Alabama went as far as to tax sexy massages because,  “A business at which any nude or partially denuded individual, regardless of whether the nude or partially denuded individual is an employee of the sexually-explicit business or an independent contractor”.

Which leads me to believe that the entire problem here is that Alabama politicians aren’t getting some unwind time in. I’m not even talking about the perverted sense as I usually am. These guys probably just need to unwind with a hot stone massage and things might change.

C’mon Alabama you’re doing it all wrong!

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