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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: Hugh the Scot

LOL. Doesn’t everybody?


61 posted on 07/11/2019 5:36:38 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Youth, speed and energy can always be overcome with experience and treachery.)
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To: kaehurowing

Men die 10 years earlier than women.
What do we tax?


62 posted on 07/11/2019 5:37:07 PM PDT by glasseye ("24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not." ~ H. L. Mencken)
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To: kaehurowing

63 posted on 07/11/2019 5:38:12 PM PDT by ETL (REAL Russia collusion! Newly updated FR Page w/ Table of Contents! Click ETL)
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To: dead

Actually, gender IS an abstract concept. That’s why people have a sex, not a gender. THINGS have a gender.

You lose the language battle, you lose the war.


64 posted on 07/11/2019 5:38:41 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Your tattoo looks ridiculous.)
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To: kaehurowing

There is a tax on condoms, a tax on birth control pills, everything pretty much has a tax on it. So the solution is simple, do away with sales taxes and we all will be happy.


65 posted on 07/11/2019 5:40:00 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: kaehurowing

I just checked Wal-Mart on line, tampons can be bought for $9.27. Here in NM, the sales tax is 5.125%, sales tax is 48 cents. I have that much in change floating around in my truck!


66 posted on 07/11/2019 5:42:03 PM PDT by wjcsux (The hyperventilating of the left means we are winning! (Tagline courtesy of Laz.))
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To: kaehurowing

Bras will be next.


67 posted on 07/11/2019 5:43:22 PM PDT by ealgeone
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To: kaehurowing
a tax of several hundred dollars a year

buying the gold plated designer tampons, apparently .. more probable explanation = this is just more insane bullshite from the leftards.

68 posted on 07/11/2019 5:45:27 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: monkeyshine
$14 per tampon tax would have anybody seeing red.

There should be no tax on tampons. Period.

69 posted on 07/11/2019 5:45:45 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: kaehurowing

Oh, just shove it up your c........um, never mind. Not going there. In any way. Nope.


70 posted on 07/11/2019 5:45:52 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Free James Woods!!!)
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To: GreenHornet

I saw what you did there..........


71 posted on 07/11/2019 5:46:46 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Free James Woods!!!)
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To: ETL

This must be the Fox News Coverage.

CNN would say: “Far right agitators pollute Boston Harbor with medical supplies needed for children and the elderly.”


72 posted on 07/11/2019 5:47:05 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: kaehurowing

If they don’t want to pay the tax, don’t buy the product! It is California and who will notice?

OR, you can buy dish towels and make a breech clout, as they did in the olden days.


73 posted on 07/11/2019 5:47:24 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: kaehurowing

Seems the Kenyans tanning bed tax was ok...


74 posted on 07/11/2019 5:49:42 PM PDT by broken_clock (Go Trump!)
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To: GreenHornet
There should be no tax on tampons. Period.

Not even a monthly charge?

75 posted on 07/11/2019 5:58:08 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: kaehurowing

But somehow taxing my property is?

What happened to the whole “taxes are the price of civilization”?


76 posted on 07/11/2019 5:59:41 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: kaehurowing

Men can menstruate too.


77 posted on 07/11/2019 6:01:44 PM PDT by LukeL
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To: kaehurowing

But taxing wheelchairs *IS* Constitional- see Obamacare.


78 posted on 07/11/2019 6:02:05 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: kaehurowing
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79 posted on 07/11/2019 6:05:04 PM PDT by ETL (REAL Russia collusion! Plus MUCH more!! Click ETL...)
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To: kaehurowing

Believe it or not, there are several online articles about the issue of tampons in modern society and taxing them in particular.

I read the article from the Washington Post since I figured that they would have a sympathetic bent. It took me almost to the end of the article to find out that a box of tampons costs about $7. I assume that one box per month would be adequate/ If a 10% tax were applied, that would be $.70 cents per month.Some of the most hysterical speech stated that women would pay a ‘gender penalty’ of hundreds of dollars over a life time.

Well, OK. If the women are really up in arms about this, the best thing men can do is to STFU. Do you really want to talk about logic or insignificance of .70 in the bigger scheme of things to a woman with PMS? Good luck on that, Mate?

Me, I think I’ll have another beer.


80 posted on 07/11/2019 6:05:10 PM PDT by wildbill
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