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Arizona Lawmaker Wants To Tax Porn Users To Fund Mexican Border Wall

Arizona Lawmaker Wants To Tax Porn Users To Fund Mexican Border Wall

Building a massive wall along the Mexican border was never going to be cheap. The materials alone are going to cost a fortune. Then you've got to think about paying all those labourers, working their hands to the bone.

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So how to drum up the funds then? Well, tax people already working their hands to the bone.

At least that's the idea of an Arizona lawmaker, who wants to charge porn users $20 (£15.40) to remove a mandatory block from their devices.

Republican Rep. Gail Griffin, R-Hereford, has introduced House Bill 2444, which would make it obligatory for distributors of devices with internet capability to install blocking software. People would then pay the state 20 bucks to have the block removed and would be free to get back to their filthy business. The money raised would then be used to help raise the border wall.

But keen masturbators of Arizona will be relieved to hear that the bill is unlikely to be passed.

Prototypes of the border wall built last year. Credit: PA
Prototypes of the border wall built last year. Credit: PA
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It appears to be linked to a man called Chris Sevier, who has been behind very similar legislation proposals in 18 different states. In each instance, the bill has not been passed.

Indeed, Mike Stabile, a spokesman for the Free Speech Coalition, told the Arizona Mirror that the legislation is 'pretty clearly unconstitutional'.

So what kinda guy spends their days trying to introduce dodgy porn legislation in states across the US? Well, Mr Sevier previously tried to sue Apple in 2013, claiming that it was responsible for his own porn addiction. Then in 2017, he tried to sue the state of Utah for refusing to recognise his marriage to his laptop - which was intended to undermine gay marriage.

So yeah, Mr Sevier is that kind of guy.

Still, even though the shady fapping tax is unlikely to get anywhere, Samantha Cole said lawmakers' lack of research was 'concerning'.

Writing for Motherboard, she said: "This latest bill will likely fizzle out in Arizona just like the other, similar porn-blocking bills in the past.

"But it's concerning that lawmakers continue to do little research around the legislation they support - especially when the consequences would erode constitutional rights."

There is currently a government shutdown in the US, as Donald Trump refuses to approve a federal budget that does not account for funds to build a wall on the Mexican border. The president is demanding $5.6bn (£4.4bn) for the build.

... How long would it take the people of Arizona to knock that out?

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: News, US News

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

 

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