Posted Sat Mar 31, 2012 08:26 AM
Many years ago, I remember hearing constantly the ills of gambling. Then came the privately run bingo halls and their donations to charity as a means to make what is merely a form of gambling justified some how. Then of course the government had to step in and get their grubby paws all over it and put the private ones out of business. Not over night mind you, but over a few years of tweaking to eventually lead to their take over.
Not only the gambling issues, but years ago conversations and warning about the negative effects of gambling almost always included references to the ills of prostitution as well. The pretty much went hand in hand with each other.
Guess it goes without saying that the government clearly has its sights set on getting in on the profits of this venue as well. They'll do it in their typical clandestine ways...a small change here and there...a little tweak now and again...and then wham...full fledged ownership...just like the gambling racket. The proposed changes to the laws are merely the tip of the iceberg.
To say that it's going to be OK to allow prostitution contained inside of dedicated buildings while making it illegal outside them is just the first step. Oh sure, they'll say it is going to protect the sex trade workers, but I'd be willing to bet it really is to heard them all under one roof to make taxing the profession much more easier.
In any case, it looks like just more government involvement into something they should stay out of.
Posted Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:52 AM
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Posted Mon Apr 02, 2012 03:18 AM
I don't know how it works in other countries, but that's how it tends to work in the United States. Been that way for years and seems to be getting worse all the time.
Posted Mon Apr 02, 2012 07:48 AM
I'm all for protecting the sex trade workers too but its no place for government in my opinion.
Posted Mon Apr 02, 2012 08:07 AM
As for imposing social, religious, economic, moral, etc, etc,...on people. Well, that's how the government gets votes. Liberals want people to pay for things they don't want. Conservatives want people to pay for things they don't want. Both parties want people to pay for things nobody wants...
Yet we are so ideologically subdued that we get bent at people who think the other party is right vs. the one we like. They're both the same animal...one will let you keep more of your own money, the other one doesn't care what gender your spouse is. They both subsidizes oil companies, green energy companies (so long as they donated to thier election campaigns!), both give gargantuan foriegn aid to violent dictatorships, attack civilians in the middle east (see; Pakistan, Iraq), both shower Mega-Corp USA with trillions (that's Trillions, with the "T") of dollars because Mega-Corp fucked up BIG TIME and doesn't want to have to eat the losses like other non-Mega-Corp USA compaines would.
So yeah, the limp-wristed whiners can proclaim the flanel wearing bufords are uncivilized idiots incapable of understanding the finer nuances of progressive government while the flanel wearing bufords can declair the limp-wrists as ignoring tried and true methods of doing everything and damn them for trying to change anything!
Posted Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:47 PM
Both in free use and $$ back (for protection).
I do agree with the religious, social and economic part though. but I wonder how and to whom the millions of soccer wifes currently doing web cam sex for "pin money" will be paying their dues to in future.
If your a federal cop, looks like you'll have a shinny cock.
they should already be declaring it on their 1040's
This post has been edited by 1kmb1: Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:49 PM
Posted Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:55 PM
Curse you evil government for wanting to tax the oldest profession like every other one while also making it safer! *shakes fist*
Posted Sat Apr 07, 2012 05:18 PM
Posted Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:12 PM
Example, the medicinal marijuana law. They have doctors who sign the forms for a fee, these people take the card, grow their own, legally, and then sell the weed they grow, no taxes collected, no money to the Gov't.
I wonder if they fully thought out all the problems the new Prostitution law will create and how much more money they will loose.
Posted Sun Apr 08, 2012 07:23 AM
In fact, if the general public ran their affairs as stupid as the government does, they would lock us up in a heartbeat.
The recent wave of casino closures is truly a fine example of that. A casino that attracts millions in profits, operates way in the black, gives money to the local towns coffers, employs a few hundred people, and in any way shape or form that you want to put it is nothing short of a business doing exceptionally well, but the government is shutting it down anyway....go figure that.