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OfflineFrankieJustTrypt
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Just Say No to Porn Tax
    #4441127 - 07/23/05 03:15 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

WASHINGTON - A Democratic lawmaker is planning to propose a new 25 percent federal tax on Internet pornography and new requirements for adult Web sites to help prevent children from looking at them.

The bill, expected to be introduced next week by Sen. Blanche Lincoln (news, bio, voting record), D-Ark., would impose the excise tax on transactions with for-profit adult Web sites, which typically sell monthly subscriptions to Internet users to look at pornographic photographs or videos.

Money collected from the tax would be used for law enforcement and for protecting children from Internet-related crimes.

Lincoln's spokesman, Drew Goesl, declined Friday to discuss the provisions. "We prefer to wait until the bill is introduced to discuss it," Goesl said.

A draft of the legislation circulated this week among pornography and free-speech groups. Companion legislation was also expected to be introduced in the House.

Called the Internet Safety and Child Protection Act of 2005, the bill also proposes new rules for Web sites to verify they do business only with adults. It would compel sites to use specialized software to verify a customer's age, subject to enforcement by the Federal Trade Commission.

An FTC spokeswoman said the commission was not aware of the proposed bills.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050722/ap_on_go_co/pornography_tax

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Why not call it the whack tax?

25% is a pretty hefty tax to pay the federal government.

Not to mention this could pave the way for more regulation of the internet... No thanks..


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Invisiblepsilomonkey
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Re: Just Say No to Porn Tax [Re: FrankieJustTrypt]
    #4441620 - 07/23/05 05:35 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Sounds like a moral-crusader-moonbat bill to me, that will never get past draft.

What do they propose to do about non-US hosted content? The only practical way is to block foreign traffic. A US equivalent of the Great Firewall of China maybe, or just cut all foreign links entirely.

Of course in a world where this bill became reality would would be a great extension of Treasury power to search for untaxed content, and extend editorial control over what remained of the US Internet.


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Re: Just Say No to Porn Tax [Re: FrankieJustTrypt]
    #4441738 - 07/23/05 06:36 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Will this limit my access to readily available free porn? If the answer is yes then I say, "Dammit!!".


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Re: Just Say No to Porn Tax [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4441820 - 07/23/05 08:15 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Remember when they wanted to charge for e-mails? They'd like to tax everything if they could.


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Re: Just Say No to Porn Tax [Re: bukkake]
    #4442614 - 07/23/05 01:32 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

bukkake said:
Remember when they wanted to charge for e-mails? They'd like to tax everything if they could.




They wanted to charge for e-mails? Jesus...the fucking pricks.

They better not take away my internet porn...I'll go postal on someone if they do.


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Re: Just Say No to Porn Tax [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4443092 - 07/23/05 02:57 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

RandalFlagg said:
They better not take away my internet porn...I'll go postal on someone if they do.





Yeah, I hear you. It's hard to imagine the evil I could put my hands to if I wasn't spanking it so much.


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OfflineBaby_Hitler
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Re: Just Say No to Porn Tax [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4443235 - 07/23/05 03:52 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Free porn would presumably amount to tax evasion.


I have invented a wonderful new device for protecting children from the internet. I call it a "parent".


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Re: Just Say No to Porn Tax [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #4443255 - 07/23/05 03:56 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

Baby_Hitler said:
I have invented a wonderful new device for protecting children from the internet. I call it a "parent".



:thumbup: Excellent!  Would you mind if I borrow that for future discussions with control freaks?


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