Friday, June 29, 2012

Houston pole tax

Houston pole tax, Houston to impose stripper 'pole tax' Folks looking to critique Houston supply of professional strippers will be forced to shell out an extra $5 apiece to do so at established clubs, thanks to a new "pole tax" to be implemented in the next two weeks . The at-the-door tax was overwhelmingly approved by city officials and is expected to raise some $1-3 million annually

Want to help Houston foot the bill for rape investigations? Visit a strip club. The city doesn't have the funds to quickly analyze evidence collected in rape kits, so the City Council passed an ordinance imposing a "pole tax" on strip joints that will go toward processing the kits.Happening now in Houston: A new $5 "sin tax" on strip clubs — called a "pole tax" — is expected to generate over $1 million in revenue for the city, and the cash will be used to help the city process rape kits.
According to ABC News, Houston has an estimated 4,000-6,000 rape kits that have remained untested because of limited resources. Pretty smart to use money from folks who enjoy sexualized women to aid sexually assaulted women. Thank yous and kudos to City Council member Ellen Cohen, who promoted the tax, and says:

We lose sight of the fact that those are people. Between four and six thousand people who have been sexually assaulted went through one of the worst things you can go through. The indignity of a rape kit is not 10 minutes behind a screen; it's a long, laborious, embarrassing procedure.

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