Saturday, March 19, 2016

WDT: Faux Debate over Hygiene Products

      Feminine hygiene products are subject to sales tax and Rogaine is not, even though the latter is a product the WDT says is only used by "vain" men. (Imagine what they think of those using ED pills)
      That slight against men aside, two points. One is everything should be subject to sales tax and the second is the phrase "Tampon Tax" used by pols and the media is a further coarsening of discourse.
       It's a sign of your commitment to the women's agenda, but there are lots of anomalies in the application of sales tax.  There are any number of commonly used hygiene and personal items that you could argue shouldn't be taxed. 
     But the "Tampon Tax" allows the erstwhile pol or media person to embrace an agenda and a whole gender.
Watertown Daily Times | Not a luxury: Lawmakers move to exempt tampons from New York sales tax

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tampons are a luxury vanity product intended to hide what is going on. Sanitary napkins do the job without the luxury.

Weren't tampons linked to toxic shock syndrome at one time?



dajeep said...

Are there any strings attached to the proposed lifting of this tax??

Anonymous said...

For anyone who visits beaches or spends time on the water, there is one undeniable fact. One of the most common, disgusting, wide spread trash items is tampons. It seems obvious that the women of our world aren't perceptive enough to make changes in this regard. They just continue to throw them off boats or bury them one inch deep in the sand. So here's what we do. We charge a significant deposit on each tampon sold. Maybe even as high as a dollar. When the dopes who can't properly dispose of their tampons return them after use, they can get their deposit back. Hey, rename them ECOtampons for all I care. Or green tampons. If you package the program that way, every fruitcake in the state will gladly contribute to a program of common sense tampon control.

Anonymous said...

I know two women who use Rogain, but I don't know any men who use tampons.

Anonymous said...

How about getting rid of the lawn mower tax? Oh wait, that pretty much only applies to those evil men...