Michigan Considers Adult Entertainment “Sin Tax” Bill

If you look really closely, you can see the hand giving the middle finger to the First Amendment

If you look really closely, you can see the hand giving the middle finger to the First Amendment

Democratic State Senator, Ray Basham, is promoting a bill in the Michigan legislature that would require special work permits and a $3 per visitor “excise fee” for all strip club patrons. (source)

I would have to look at the particular legislation to make a full prediction, but a similar law was struck down in Texas last year.

2 Responses to Michigan Considers Adult Entertainment “Sin Tax” Bill

  1. Windypundit says:

    I have mixed feelings. There’s nothing like paying taxes to legitimize a shady-seeming business.

  2. Yeah, when Florida suggested a per-person tax to cover meals and healthcare for the elderly, I said it was silly to fight it. Could you imagine if a county tried to shut down a strip club and bus-loads of angry elderly voters descended on a county meeting? That would be hilarious.

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