Democrats Introduce Porn Tax Bill

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  1. MisterMark

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    From AVN.COM
    By: Kathee Brewer
    Posted: 4:25 pm PDT 7-27-2005

    WASHINGTON - More than a week after news of its existence leaked, a bill seeking a 25 percent excise tax on adult entertainment purchased online and the imposition of mandatory, “certified” age verification of adult website visitors was introduced Wednesday by nine Democratic Senators. Concurrently, two members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced companion legislation there.

    “The Internet has become our new American Main Street, and it’s literally transforming the experience of growing up in America in a way much different from the way parents of today grew up,” Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), author of The Internet Safety and Child Protection Act of 2005, told reporters during a press conference Wednesday morning. “Many Internet service providers have taken significant steps to provide parents with tools to protect their children from inappropriate material online, and they should be commended. But sadly, many adult-oriented websites in today’s online world are not only failing to keep products unsuitable for children from view, but are also pushing those products in children’s faces. And it’s time that we stand up and say enough is enough.”

    Lincoln said her legislation would help relieve the anxieties experienced by parents due to the lack of control many feel they have over what their children view online. She said it’s time the costs of protecting children online shift from the American taxpayer to “the actual purveyors of online pornography.” The Senate bill is cosponsored by Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.), Ken Salazar (D-Colo.), Evan Bayh (D-Ind.), and Kent Conrad (D-N.D.). The House version was introduced by Reps Jim Matheson (D-Utah) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.).

    More: http://www.avn.com/index.php?Primary_Navig...ntent_ID=234443
     
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    First, the most surprising thing I found in reading the article linked by Mr. Mark is that Utah has a democrat for a congressman. I never knew there were any democrats in Utah.

    Second, I am old enough to know that if the internet as I know it today had existed when I was in public school, I would have been better prepared for life as an adult. The 1950s are over, thank goodness. But some members of congress cannot accept this. Most of the blind southrons I work with are similar minded.

    Third, although this is not related to Mr. Mark's post, I am sick and tired of the cable tv ad urging folks to contact their senators to urge them to confirm W's appointee to be a Supreme. (With apologies to Diana Ross.)

    Fourth, also not related to Mr. Mark's post, I was floored this morning when I heard that defense secretary Rummy went to Iraq and urged Iraquis to ratify a constitution as soon as possible so that he could begin withdrawing US troops as the popularity of W's war back home continues to drop. According to NPR, Rummy told the Iraquis, "It is time for political compromise. That is what politics is all about." I wonder who put the word "compromise" into Rummy's vocabulary? Most probably, a more intelligent being wrote the speech for him. I am surprised that he could even read it. (End rant.)
     
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    thank you, sen. lincoln, for reminding us that even in the age of neoconservative government, politicians from any and all "parties" are equally worthless and stupid.
     
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    The Democrats are just trying to out-republican the Republicans. It doesn't seem like a very viable strategy
     
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    Once again, right on the money! These clowns make me :puke: !! Does anyone really still believe there are good politicians?

    B-man
     
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    notice too its not winning them many elections. dumb asses. this is why people stay home rather than vote. same shit, different party.
     
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