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Taxing tampons isnít just unfair, itís unconstitutional
Los Angeles Times ^ | June 11, 2019 | Erwin Chemerinsky & Jennifer Weiss-Wolf

Posted on 07/11/2019 4:43:23 PM PDT by kaehurowing

If the government were to require that only men or only women had to pay a tax of several hundred dollars a year solely because of their sex, that would be an unconstitutional denial of equal protection under the 14th Amendment. Yet that is exactly the effect of the so-called tampon tax.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: berkeleynuts; calinsanity; crazylibs; givemeabreak; idiocracy; lofan; nuttyprofessor; tampons; tampontax; usebetterkeywords; wackolawschooldean
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To: P-Marlowe

And jock straps


21 posted on 07/11/2019 4:53:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: kaehurowing

What utter bs. Now that the Obama- DNC types say that “men” use tampons too


22 posted on 07/11/2019 4:53:12 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ( ¬ďPoliticians are not born; they are excreted.¬Ē Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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To: kaehurowing

Not every woman uses tampons. Not all of us always need to use tampons. For some women a pad is just fine.


23 posted on 07/11/2019 4:53:39 PM PDT by MeganC (There is nothing feminine about feminism.)
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To: kaehurowing

Hmmmm, last I looked, I had to pay taxes for abortions.

Different kinds of taxes, but I’m still screwed because she screwed......

Soooooooooo...........


24 posted on 07/11/2019 4:54:59 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: yesthatjallen

They must be organic designer tampons. The average sales tax is 5% so you would need to buy $2000 in tampons in a year to get to $100. If you use a dozen every period then you would need 144 per year. That is $14 per tampon.


25 posted on 07/11/2019 4:54:59 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (Freep mail me if you want to be on my Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar Ping List)
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To: MeganC

Sanitary pads are also taxed.


26 posted on 07/11/2019 4:55:19 PM PDT by Tax-chick (It's the guitar solo! Everybody polka!!!)
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To: MeganC

TMI


27 posted on 07/11/2019 4:55:19 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: kaehurowing

In some places, food isn’t subject to the sales tax. Having worked in accounting for a fruit and nut company, you get all kinds of arguments for “we shouldn’t be taxed!” This creates insane complexity in the sales tax code.

Peanuts? Taxed. Salted peanuts? Often not taxed. Honey peanuts? Sometimes taxed. Chocolate dipped peanuts? Almost always taxed.

Their argument for “it’s essential” will lead to the same complexity of sales tax laws. If tampons are essential, someone will argue maxi pads and diapers are. You actually have greater need for diapers since you can use menstrual cups or get a Depo Provera shot that stops most periods. Or will those be listed essentials and tax-free, too? But the denim like diapers will be taxed as luxuries and generic brands will argue Tampax with pearls are a luxury so tax the competitor.

This leads to more complexity in the tax code as everyone argues are stuff shouldn’t be taxed.


28 posted on 07/11/2019 4:55:22 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: rockrr

They want it to NOT be subject to sales tax as a necessity.


29 posted on 07/11/2019 4:55:47 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: yesthatjallen

Maybe the genealogist will find that heavy periods ran in the family.


30 posted on 07/11/2019 4:56:19 PM PDT by Tax-chick (It's the guitar solo! Everybody polka!!!)
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To: kaehurowing

It’s un-Constitutional because ... vagina?

What about taxes on ...
shaving cream/soap?
jock straps?
prostate exams?
condoms?


31 posted on 07/11/2019 4:56:27 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: kaehurowing

Exactly.


32 posted on 07/11/2019 4:56:47 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: kaehurowing

If the government were to require that only men or only women had to pay a TAX OF SEVERAL HUNDRED DOLLARS A YEAR solely because of their sex...

Huh? Say what?!?! Won’t even get into the preposterous position being espoused...

That said: SEVERAL HUNDRED DOLLARS ANNUALLY?!?!

A box costs under $8.00 for a month...with a 10% tax, that is .80 x 12 = under $10 in tax annually.

SHEESH! This is what the Snowflakes are worried about?!?!


33 posted on 07/11/2019 4:57:53 PM PDT by Freedom56v2 (#KATE'SWALL Build it Now)
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To: kaehurowing
I've always wondered, do virgins use Tampons, wouldn't the hymen prevent their use?

BTW, I stopped watching the movie USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, that happened in WW2, because some of the crew was making jokes about another crew member using Tampons. I don't tolerate such mistakes in movies, Tampons were not available or widely used until the 1970's.

34 posted on 07/11/2019 4:57:56 PM PDT by blam
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To: Professional

I don’t know about consitutionality...but should there be a tax on tampons? That is a legitimate question. There are many items that escape sales tax. Certain food items for example. I think that if women believe that tampons should not be taxed, then they should lobby their state representatives to change the tax code. Hell, toilet paper shouldn’t be taxed either as far as I am concerned.

So, while many here look at it from a certain viewpoint...I look at it a bit differently. Lobby to change the tax law. Maybe all over the counter remedies should be tax free, like aspirin, for example. I am up for that discussion. In fact I am up for discussion on abolishing all sales and property as well as income tax...But that is me. Maybe others here like to pay all those taxes. (ducking as covefe mugs are thrown in my general direction)


35 posted on 07/11/2019 4:58:34 PM PDT by abigkahuna (How can you be at two places at once when you are nowhere at all?)
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To: dead

Liberals say boys can menstruate, too.


36 posted on 07/11/2019 4:59:26 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Where does it say in the Constitution anyone is entitled to the property another has labored for?)
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To: kaehurowing

The ObamaCare “tax” was wonderful (and Constitutional) but this one is outrageous.Go figure!


37 posted on 07/11/2019 4:59:34 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (A joke: Comey,Brennan and Lynch walk into a Barr...)
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To: kaehurowing

But womens are men now, so it’s okay.


38 posted on 07/11/2019 5:00:22 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx D)
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To: P-Marlowe

$14 per tampon tax would have anybody seeing red.


39 posted on 07/11/2019 5:00:25 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: Gay State Conservative

It is according to which end of the teeth you are on. Are you the biter or the bitee?


40 posted on 07/11/2019 5:01:13 PM PDT by sport
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