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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: yesthatjallen

Ban tampons. It worked for straws.


41 posted on 07/11/2019 5:02:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (TDenounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: kaehurowing
Tampon tax.... Actually, it should be considered hazardous bio waste and treated accordingly...
42 posted on 07/11/2019 5:02:58 PM PDT by unread (Joe McCarthy was right.......)
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To: kaehurowing

Yeah, but charging a wealth tax on people just because they have accumulated things that are worth money is totally constitutional. SMH.


43 posted on 07/11/2019 5:02:59 PM PDT by Go Gordon (I gave my dog Grady a last name - Trump - because he loves tweets.)
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To: kaehurowing

How do other nations handle this.


44 posted on 07/11/2019 5:04:00 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (TDenounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: P-Marlowe
Using that logic, taxing bras would be unconstitutional

Actually, here in the Republic of New Jersey, clothing is tax exempt.

45 posted on 07/11/2019 5:04:21 PM PDT by Go Gordon (I gave my dog Grady a last name - Trump - because he loves tweets.)
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To: kaehurowing

We pay sales tax on food here in MO.


46 posted on 07/11/2019 5:09:49 PM PDT by Pollard (If you don't understand what I typed, you haven't read the classics.)
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To: kaehurowing

Tampons are not necessarily gender specific. Their primary design is gender specific, but they can and are used as an absorbent for severe hemeroids. No they are not inserted but placed next to the affected area.


47 posted on 07/11/2019 5:10:28 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Youth, speed and energy can always be overcome with experience and treachery.)
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To: Michael.SF.

Chemerinsky is definitely a pain in the a**.


48 posted on 07/11/2019 5:16:12 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: kaehurowing; All

free ford gt for all males! plus unlimited free high octane gas for life! as males, it is our inherent right!


49 posted on 07/11/2019 5:17:42 PM PDT by SteveH (intentionally blank)
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To: Tax-chick

So are douches, fem spray, ect.


50 posted on 07/11/2019 5:17:58 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: kaehurowing

Liberalism is the belief everyone else should be treated for your disorder.


51 posted on 07/11/2019 5:18:02 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle ( The Great Wall of Trump ---- 100% sealing of the border. Coming soon.)
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To: TigersEye

ask her if men only registering for the draft is constitutional.

ask her if ladies night discounts are constitutional.


52 posted on 07/11/2019 5:19:23 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (TDenounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: Michael.SF.

I keep 6 in my first aid kit.


53 posted on 07/11/2019 5:22:53 PM PDT by Hugh the Scot (I won`t be wronged. I won`t be insulted. I won`t be laid a hand on. - John Bernard Books)
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To: yesthatjallen
She needs to scheduled an appointment with a genealogist ....

Especially if it runs in her jeans.

54 posted on 07/11/2019 5:23:57 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham ("God is a spirit, and man His means of walking on the earth.")
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Never mind the leftist gender prejudice, there’s a leftist who hates a tax?


55 posted on 07/11/2019 5:26:33 PM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: kaehurowing

Lieberals want everybody taxed to death except them, and they want to be exempt from all taxes.


56 posted on 07/11/2019 5:27:25 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Capitalism produces EVERYTHING Socialists/Communists/Democratic-Socialists wish to "redistribute.")
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To: kaehurowing

Husbands should not have to pay tax on ear plugs.


57 posted on 07/11/2019 5:29:27 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe not jock straps … but definitely cups.


58 posted on 07/11/2019 5:32:56 PM PDT by RainMan (rainman)
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To: Tax-chick

Everything including medicine is hit with a special tax in one of our new development districts in my neck of Florida. I was driving around a new retail development recently. Looking at the fancy new light poles and big palm trees every 5 feet and didn’t understand. It seemed way overboard compared to other neighborhoods here. Then I saw the new sales tax and understood. Ha ha.


59 posted on 07/11/2019 5:33:11 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: kaehurowing

Let’s see...

On the Bing search engine, one representative box of Tampax, super, 96 count, is $15.46.

At an average length of menstruation of 6 days, using 4 tampons a day, that box would last 4 months.

At 8% tax, the tax would be $1.24.

Three boxes per year would then bring the tax to $3.71.

This illustrates a few things.

First, that whoever wrote this article and those who believe it are mathematically illiterate.

Second, that the idea of exempting female hygiene items from sales tax is all about virtue signaling and not anything substantive. That $3.71 is not going to break anyone, nor is it enough to even cause one to have to make a decision between competing priorities. Or, to put it a way a leftist might understand, the yearly tax on that particular style of Tampax would not even cover the price of a single venti latte at Starbuck’s.


60 posted on 07/11/2019 5:35:39 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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