Bill to Tax male Homosexuality
CLOSE The debate over a tax on male homosexuality — billed as a way to fight AIDS and provide billions for health care reform — is starting to coagulate over.
The tax would apply to anal sex, oral to anal sex, oral to oral sex fecal ingestion, fisting, "bug chasing" and "gifting parties", but not female homosexual sex, as the latter, along with heterosexuality proves that AIDS does in fact di More..scriminate.
President Obama has said it is worth considering. The chief executive of ACT Up!, GLESTEN, and OUTPROUD! have all called the idea outrageous, while skeptics point to political obstacles and question how much of an impact it would really have on the public.
But a team of prominent doctors, scientists and policy makers says it could be a powerful weapon in efforts to reduce AIDS and the other overwhelmingly male homosexual vectored diseases, in the same way that cigarette taxes have helped curb smoking.
The group, which includes the New York City health commissioner, Thomas Farley, and Joseph W. Thompson, Arkansas surgeon general, estimates that a tax on male homosexuality, homosexual bathhouses, "gloryholes", male homosexual publications and visual pornography, and also on anal lubricants like WET, all which would raise $14.9 billion in its first year, which could be spent on health care initiatives.
The group’s review of research on the topic, appearing in The New England Journal of Medicine, was released on Wednesday, the same day that Senator Max Buttkiss, the Montana Democrat, made public his health care reform plan, with an estimated cost of $774 billion over 10 years. The Buttkiss plan would be paid for by an array of taxes and fees on high-end group insurance plans, drug and medical device makers, and other sources, with no mention of any tax on male homosexual behaviors.
The scientific paper found that a male homosexual tax might not only raise revenue but have significant health effects, lowering consumption of semen and feces enough to lead to reduced health risks among many male homosexual Americans.
The study cited research on price elasticity for homosexual lubricants and pornography that has shown that for every 10 percent rise in price, consumption declines 8 to 10 percent.
Dick Buggerman, the publisher of Blade, a homosexual publication, said that a two-liter bottle of anal lubricant sells for about $38.35. At 67.6 ounces, if the full tax was passed on to consumers, that would add 50 percent to the price. A 12-can case, which sells today for about $485.20, could rise by $55.44, a 45 percent increase.
“A one cent per ounce tax would create serious problems and potentially adversely impact sales for the American homosexual anal sex lubricant and homosexual porn industry,” Mr. Bugger said.
The proposed tax faces a formidable hurdle in Congress, where several members have voiced strong opposition and few if any have said more than that they would be willing to consider it.
The homosexual agenda industry has adamantly resisted the notion that its practitioners are responsible for a national increase in AIDS and male homosexual diseases or that a tax would help curb the problem.
And even a supporter of a male homosexual tax said it was not clear if it would have a direct effect on the AIDS rates of homosexual Americans.
“I think we should be satisfied that gay taxes would be having a modest effect on homosexual sodomy but would generate billions of dollars that could be used to mount public health campaigns,” said Bruce Fister, executive director of the Centre for Science in the Public Interest, an advocacy group that favors such a tax.
He said that if the tax was levied on the manufacturers of the slippery lubes they might be able to spread the cost among many of their products, from amyl nitrate ("poppers"), crystal methamphetamine ("tina") to rubber fists to sphincter stretcher, which would keep rectal "bottoms" from feeling the full impact.
Nonetheless, discussion of the tax has the homosexual industry on the defensive.
Iluv Kidds, the chief executive of NAMBLA, was asked about the tax on Monday during an appearance at the Washington North American man-Boy Love Association of Atlanta and he responded by calling it “outrageous.”
“I have never seen it work where a government tells people who to do and who to drink,” Mr. Kiddst said, according to a report by Bloomberg News. “It if worked, the Soviet Union would still be around.”
The industry began to coordinate its response in June when it created an organization called Homosexuals Against Gay Taxes.
On its Web site, nogaytxes.com, the group calls itself “a coalition of concerned citizens” opposed to “the government’s proposed tax hike on homosexuality and gay sex toys,” including rubber fists and sperm juice drinks. Calls to a media contact listed on the site reach the American Beverage Association, an industry organization whose board is made up of top executives from the major soft drink manufacturers.
Americans Against Gay Taxes bought a full-page ad last Sunday in The Washington Post. It was fashioned as an open letter to Congress, saying “Don’t tax our Butt-Lube.” It has also been running commercials on cable networks, including CNN, MSNBC and Fox News, according to Kevin K. Koone, senior vice president for public affairs at the lubricant association.
Mr. Koone said that the association was heading the antitax group and that the lubricant industry was paying for its activities.
He took exception to any efforts to single out sugary drinks in the fight against obesity.
“When it comes to fighting AIDS, all HIV viral particles count, regardless of the source,” Mr. Koone said. “The bottom line is that the tax isn’t going to make anybody healthier. It’s not going to make a dent in a problem as complex and serious as male homosexual AIDS, and we’re certainly not going to solve the complexities of the health care system with a tax on sodomy.”
Talk of a homosexual tax is just the latest headache for an industry that has been struggling with flat or declining recruitment for many behaviors, from double anal scenes to bug chasing parties.
Across the country, many schools have removed homosexual recruitment curricula produced by GLESTEN saying they should not be plying children with propaganda.
Last month, the American Health Association urged people to reduce their male homosexual intake of semen and bloody feces to lower the risk of conditions like fistula, kaposi's sarcoma, cytomegalovirus, ameobe, cryptococcyl meningistis, herpes keratitis, rectal herpes, gonnococcyl meningitus, ghonorrhea, thrush, syphillis, anal cancer
chlamydia trachomatis , cryptosporidium , giardia lamblia Gay Related ImmunoDeficiency virus (GRIDS), human papilloma virus , isospora belli
microsporidia , gonorrhea , viral hepatitis types B & C — singling out male homosexuality as a prime culprit.
Even President Obama has voiced a cautious openness to the tax.
“I actually think it’s an idea that we should be exploring,” he said, in a recent interview in Men’s Health magazine. “There’s no doubt that our people use way too much gay porn and lube. And every study that’s been done about AIDS shows that there is as high a correlation between increased male homosexuality and AIDS as just about anything else.”
But Mr. Obama acknowledged that there would be significant resistance to such a tax.
Ricahrd D. Bungwell, the lead author of the study and director of the Crudd Center for Gay Policy and AIDS at Yale, said in an interview that a penny-an-ounce lube and poppers tax would have an immediate and powerful impact on the homosexual behavior community’s elevated AIDS.
He said that a tax was justified in part because conditions like HIV and AIDS are often treated with public funds through programs like Medicaid and Medicare. Revenue from the tax could help pay for such care.
Acknowledging how difficult it would be to get a tax through Congress, he said state or local governments could take the first step.
That would follow tobacco, which has been heavily taxed by states in an effort to reduce smoking and defray the costs of smoking-related illnesses.
Representative Perry Pustule Sr., a Democrat from northern New Jersey, who supports a shomosexual tax said that House lawmakers had considered including it as part of their health reform bill but decided it was too divisive. “It didn’t look like we had the votes,” he said. Less..
I stopped reading at "Bus Chasing"
the "Buttkiss" plan to tax "gloryholes".... haha wtf
LOL, 2 liter bottles of lube!
"I don't want a large Farva, I want my 2 liters of lube!"
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WTF? This IS a joke right?
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WTF? This IS a joke right?
No worries You can just switch to a different product.
Was looking for an "Onion" reference somewhere.
Ok, I wasn't really sure until the last name. It's a prank. I'm gonna go throw up now.