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Alcohol was made legal again in 1933. Last I checked murder was still illegal.
Not that hard of a concept to grasp. Crime went way up during prohibition and then decreased after it was repealed. Keeping a drug like marijuana creates criminals who do other bad things to sell weed because, heck, they are already breaking the law.
If you could get joints at a gas station there would be less crime. Its just a fact
Says the guy that cries everyday about gun rights!
Dude you are so twisted in your thinking it's comical.
So...he's not on the record as saying that.
But you're on the record as lying about him saying that.
It would probably improve the conditions for prostitutes (ideally meaning fewer would also be drug addicts), generate easy tax revenues, slow down the spread of STDs, and get rid of pimp-originated violence.
It's a substantially better idea than pretending it doesn't happen.
Yep. It works quite well in the Netherlands.
Your rebuttals have really gone hill lately, it's like you aren't as sharp or something, it's disappointing and takes all the fun away from arguing with you.
I am being completely serious btw, you need to re-focus.
Not to mention increasing the general quality of prostitutes. With nothing to lose in a legal sense, women who previously were deterred from entering the profession are now free to join.
The tax revenues would also be off the charts. Even if the amount of money spent on prostitutes remained the same post-legalization as it did pre-legalization (last estimate I read was around $14 billion/year) then you're generating significant revenue, but I'm about 99.99% sure that number would go up.
"Not to mention increasing the general quality of prostitutes."
And I can't stress enough how important this is.
I would actually just expect most prostitutes to be located in strip clubs. Pretty straightforward.
"The tax revenues would also be off the charts. Even if the amount of money spent on prostitutes remained the same post-legalization as it did pre-legalization (last estimate I read was around $14 billion/year) then you're generating significant revenue, but I'm about 99.99% sure that number would go up."
Tax it at, what, say 20%? Even if you deduct mandated health inspections and condoms and whatnot, you're still way ahead.
Just tax prostitution income like any other form of income, with state and federal taxes assessed. Bam! Instant revenue streams for every state in the country, as well as the country as a whole.
EDIT: Hell, you could even start charging for prostitution licenses! Potential prostitutes have to pass a battery of health tests, then they pay a fee to get their license, then they have to pass, say, bi-monthly health inspections covered by the initial fees paid for licenses and a small portion of the tax revenue generated.
This post was edited by CMXI 12 months ago
Great comeback! Nice
If they did that wouldn't there be a huge % of prostitutes who still operated outside the regulations to avoid the taxes and rules. If that's the case it would come across that the govt only legalized it to make money, which would be the case, but doesn't seem like something either party would want to readily admit
Your a f*cking dumb&ss! Your post was basically saying "what's the point in having laws because they break them anyway" .
But you argue different on gun laws.
How about get a job, stop using tax dollars to put a roof over your head and feed your face and contribute to society in some way besides posting on a message board 24 hours a day!
Sure, but I'd assume people would gravitate towards the safer option. Non-registered whores would have to rely on drastically below market pricing to get any business. Same thing as gambling, if they opened a sports book in Charleston there is no way I'd continue using a bookie.
I'm all for it if it means the term non-registered whores becomes part of everyday American speech
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What makes you believe there would be a large number of those prostitutes who would operate outside the law? How many bars operate outside federal/state regulations just to make a little more money?
If you make the penalties stiff enough (i.e. loss of liquor license) then nobody has any incentive to break the rules, especially since practically no clients will go to an unlicensed/illegal prostitute when they can just go to a legal one.
They would PC it up and call them "unlicensed affection specialists" and that would ruin it. I just want to turn on the news and hear Scott Pelley say non registered whores
It just doesn't seem like a profession filled with high character people. I could be wrong
That's because you have to break the law in order to be in the profession right now.
If you look at the people running hash shops in Colorado right now and compare them to 'Joe the pot dealer' down the block, you'll see a major difference. And you'll see the same thing with prostitutes.
Also, regarding your comment of why a prostitute wouldn't just ignore the law - because the law offers her protection. Since they are so frequently robbed, beat up, etc., it's well worth it to be able to have your business on the books so that you can go to the cops when you need protection.
"when I paid the affection specialist some of the bills got stuck together, she noticed my mistake and returned all the extra money" said no one ever.
This post was edited by SCirish843 12 months ago
Upvote for the use of the phrase "affection specialist".
Even if we legalized it the culture would take forever to change. In Europe, prostitution is an accepted and viable occupation, some of them are even somewhat famous kinda like our pornstars. If we legalized it we'd still be dealing with the sub-par hard on their luck girls.
I think bucky makes a good point actually. I've never thought about it that way.
How many bars operate outside federal/state regulations just to make more $$? Thousands. In New York alone. Cash only bars are pervasive and I'm imagining 95% of the reason has nothing to do with the credit card merchant fees. It's so they can under report income.
Now put yourself in the mind of a very low end or a very high end pro. Low end pro probably couldn't get hired on whore island and has to freelance. Leads to underreporting or no reporting at all. High end pros don't need an agency at all. They can saddle up to the bar at the 4 Seasons and leave an hour later with 2Gs in their purse.
Whores would give the IRS fits . Would be like herding cats
This post was edited by brem22 12 months ago
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