It’s a slow news day and I reaching a bit with this but I can’t resist planting tongue firmly in cheek and poking a little fun at one of the silliest tax proposals I seen in quite a while.
New York Gov. David Patterson recently proposed a so called iPod tax that would apply to “digitally delivered entertainment services” including porn.
This is the best tax you ever had.
A state proposal to add a 4% tax for downloading movies and music will also apply to Internet porn.
Gov. Paterson recently suggested the so-called iPod tax to help close a $15 billion budget deficit, but few realized the levy would also apply to XXX-rated material.
The skin industry denounced the move as a cheap political stunt.
“The last thing any of us need is an additional tax,” said Steven Hirsch, the CEO of Vivid Entertainment Group and self-proclaimed King of Porn. “These are very difficult times and nobody can afford to lose even one customer.”
The new tax technically isn’t a sin tax, since it applies to all “digitally delivered entertainment services.”
All I can say governor is if you want to see a taxpayer revolt the likes of which hasn’t been seen since the Boston Tea Party… Then go for it.You can tax booze and cigarettes but porn? That’s a bridge to far.