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Arizona wants to tax $20 to watch porn

As reported by AZ Central this wacky idea actually has been introduced as a Bill:  AZ Bill 2444.

 

“Republican state Rep. Gail Griffin, R-Hereford, wants to charge you $20 to look at pornography on the internet.
House Bill 2444 would require companies that make or sell electronic devices in Arizona to install software that blocks porn.
To remove the block, all you’d have to do is prove you are 18 and plunk down $20, payable to the Arizona Commerce Authority.
The money would go into a newly created account called the John McCain Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Fund, with the proceeds to be used for one of 10 things.
No. 1 on that list: “Build a border wall between Mexico and this state or fund border security.”

The AZ Central reporter who wrote the article praises it as “Genius”

Arizona HB 2444 pdf link: https://www. azleg .gov/legtext/54leg/1R/bills/HB2444P.pdf
https://www. azcentral. com/story/opinion/op-ed/laurieroberts/2019/01/18/arizona-legislator-offers-genius-plan-fund-border-wall-tax-porn/2619364002/