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I thought a pole-tax was unconstitutional...

Discussion in 'ex-Rag Chew Central' started by WB5HQH, Jun 28, 2012.

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  1. WB5HQH

    WB5HQH Ham Member QRZ Page

  2. KB3PXR

    KB3PXR Ham Member QRZ Page

    At least they aren't taxing utility poles, J-Poles, dipoles, or flag poles.
  3. K8ERV

    K8ERV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Who is counting?

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
  4. AF6LJ

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    I have no dog (or cat) in this fight, however it seems to me a lame excuse to levy a tax on anybody let alone strip clubs who like the rest of us are trying to survive.
  5. KC9UDX

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    It's not unconstitutional. It should be though. It's not right to pick and choose who to tax and why. I thought discrimination was illegal. Does anyone (who doesn't work with FM recievers) even know what the word "discrimination" means?

    Everyone should be subject to the same taxes, and IMHO there outta be a LOT less of them.
  6. AF6LJ

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    Well this is what happens when we loose sight of our ideals, that being liberty and justice for all.
  7. KA3JLW

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    So as an example, toll roads should not exist, and instead a road should be funded from general taxes?

    Although tolls on roads are ultimately paid by everyone (as prices on the goods shipped over the road include the tolls), the nice thing about a specific user tax is that the user can opt to not pay by not using the taxed thing. So I pay a lot in road taxes as I drive often, but I don't pay cigarette taxes as i don't smoke.

    Yes, there's a theoretical appeal to everyone paying the same, so a retired person helps fund the roads for my commute. But in practice, I believe targeted taxes are fairer and offer the best way for a citizen to avoid a tax.
  8. KJ4VTH

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    The tax is one thing, the rationale is another.
    What's next? Asking everyone who walks into a grade school for $5 to cover the cost of prosecuting pedophiles?
  9. W7JZE

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    That's not FAIR! Just charge the pedophiles!


    Yah, edgy, I know.

  10. AC0FP

    AC0FP Ham Member QRZ Page

    A poll-tax means you have to pay to vote! Whats being voted on here?
  11. KA5S

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    That would be plausible only if attending strip clubs were compulsory. Hmm.

  12. KA5S

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    So they do away with "pole dancing." Dzien dobry!

  13. KA3JLW

    KA3JLW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Don't worry about the details....

    All in favor say "aye"!
  14. WA4BRL

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    Once again the poor are disenfranchised.

    They'll need to offset the tax with "boobystamps".
    It would also be useful to require full-Braille pasties for the blind.
  15. KM6MB

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    I think the OP is have a "dig" "pole tax...pole dancers"??? LOL
  16. W7JZE

    W7JZE QRZ Lifetime Member #84 Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Pole #1, Pole #2 or Pole #3? (Play the Jeopardy song in your mind now)

    What's being voted upon is which "poll" you like:

    Pole Dancing 1 2 3.jpg

    Easy peasy.
    Dang! Fell asleep for a few hours before I hit "submit". MB's got it.

    ding, ding, ding, ding! We have a winner! Jerry, tell MB what he's won!
  17. G0GQK

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    A Pole tax in Houston ! So the plumbers of Poland have now emigrated to Texas. Oh, wrong poles, its a poll tax ! This is rather naughty of the authorities, they are making an unspoken suggestion that any man who visits a strip club is going to leave the premises fired up with sexual desire and molest any woman he sees for his sexual gratification. And the authorities
    require payment for any tests they may make on a victim.

    Well I suppose if you are so desperate to see a fat bird writhing round a pole to loud music while supping cold beer at four dollars a glass, $5 is neither here nor there

    Mel G0GQK
  18. W5BIB

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    I was just thinking the same thing. Discrimination against Polish folks.
  19. N0WYO

    N0WYO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Rape is a crime motivated by anger or hatred of women. It has absolutely nothing to do with a hypertensive sex drive.
  20. K8ERV

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    It does when I do it.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
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