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A Republican senator wants to implement a $20 porn tax to fund Trump’s wall

Gail Griffin, a state representative of Arizona, has introduced a raunchy bill to fund US President Donald Trump’s $8 billion wall between the US and Mexico.

According to KOLD News, Senator Griffin’s bill wants all porn websites to be blocked until the user is verified as an adult and pays a fee of US$20 for access.

The bill requires software to block “websites that display obscene material on the internet” to be installed on any electronic devices sold in the state of Arizona.

Any citizen who bypasses the content blocker would face a misdemeanour 1 charge. In Arizona, a misdemeanour 1 is punishable by three years of probation, a A$3500 fine and a maximum of six months imprisonment.

Seeing that America has the largest number of page views per capita on PornHub in 2015, there’s a hell of a lot of money on the table. (By the way, Aussies are eighth on the list behind the UK, Canada, New Zealand and even Norway.)

Any funds obtained from the porn tax would be placed into the John McCain Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Fund, and put towards one of ten projects.

Border security is at the top of the list – including, of course, building a wall along Arizona’s shared border with Mexico. Wouldn’t it just be the most 2019 thing ever if Trump’s wall was funded by porn money?

Thankfully, there are other more important projects on the list: health services, compensating crime victims, housing tenements, family counselling and protecting victims of domestic violence and child abuse, to name a few.

This legislation is the latest of several proposals aimed at restricting access to digital pornography that have been put forward in Utah, Alabama, South Carolina and Kentucky.

Given the US just experienced a 35-day government shutdown – the longest in American history and only partially resolved – nothing will be done about the bill in the immediate future.

If it’s purely a matter of finding money to build the wall, politicians needn’t try so hard to raise funds.

America spends US$600 billion per year on its military, roughly ten times that of its largest competitor, Russia, and more than the spending of China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and France combined.

Maybe the military could spare a few bucks and we could leave the horny guys and gals looking to get their rocks off alone?

Or, wait. I just had a thought. Why don’t we just get Trump and Stormy Daniels to make a sex tape and sell it to the media – the money would be raised in about three minutes.

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