Skip to comments.Taxing tampons isnít just unfair, itís unconstitutional
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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Ban tampons. It worked for straws.
Yeah, but charging a wealth tax on people just because they have accumulated things that are worth money is totally constitutional. SMH.
How do other nations handle this.
Actually, here in the Republic of New Jersey, clothing is tax exempt.
We pay sales tax on food here in MO.
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.
Chemerinsky is definitely a pain in the a**.
free ford gt for all males! plus unlimited free high octane gas for life! as males, it is our inherent right!
So are douches, fem spray, ect.
Liberalism is the belief everyone else should be treated for your disorder.
ask her if men only registering for the draft is constitutional.
ask her if ladies night discounts are constitutional.
I keep 6 in my first aid kit.
Especially if it runs in her jeans.
Never mind the leftist gender prejudice, there’s a leftist who hates a tax?
Lieberals want everybody taxed to death except them, and they want to be exempt from all taxes.
Husbands should not have to pay tax on ear plugs.
Maybe not jock straps but definitely cups.
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.
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.
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