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Taxing Porn

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

California Assemblymen Charles Calderon wants to tax porn in order to raise revenue for the state. Calderon doesn’t have a problem with porn but is interested solely in the possibility of revenue for the state.

Calderon and other politicians embrace sin taxes because they realize they can get away with sin taxes with little opposition; this is true whether the sin tax is related to porn, cigarettes, or alcohol. Legislators view sin taxes as appealing because the majority of taxpayers will remain silent on taxes that tax a minority for purchasing potentially harmful products.