A tax on wankers

I didn’t make this up. I really didn’t. But if you want an instance of the utter self-deluding lunacy of the Kansas legislature, “this”:http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/5719022.htm beats creationism into a cocked hat. The state is broke, of course, and the Democrats had proposed to raise some revenue by taxing cigarettes,corporations, and those who earn more than $100,000 a year. The Republicans voted this down in favour of a proposal which would tax, amongst other things, masturbation:

“a 5 percent tax on adult entertainment. The tax would apply to sales of sexually explicit material and services, such as live nude performances and actual or simulated sex acts.

The adult entertainment tax would apply to fees for bestiality, masturbation and sadistic or masochistic abuse. Sen. Sarah Steelman, a Rolla Republican, distributed a proposed amendment to add lap dances to the services that would be taxed.”

Yet so virtuous are the inhabitants of Kansas that this charge would only raise $5m.

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