Thursday, December 27, 2007
Texas strip club owners want to support the children
Owners say Texas Constitution mandates money from new surcharge go to public schools.
This just in: Texas strip club owners (or as CBS11 calls them, stip club owners) object to the soon-to-be-imposed $5-per-customer surcharge. The reason? Well, of course, the children! Funds from the surcharge have been earmarked to go to sexual assault prevention programs and health care for the uninsured. However, the strip club owners say the surcharge is an occupation tax, and as such, must abide by the Texas Constitution, which states that a quarter of the money taken in by occupation taxes must go to public schools.
Ah, yes, I know every time I "drive by" the clubs on I-35, I'm thinking, "Gee, isn't it great that at least some businesses put children first?"
Posted by Alex B.