THIS PETITION IS FOR A NATIONAL VICE SURCHARGE ON PORN. THIS SHOULD ALSO BE AT A STATE LEVEL. AFTER YOU SIGN AND SHARE THIS PETITION, PLEASE GO BELOW FOR THE STATE PETITION:
ALL X-RATED MATERIALS SHOULD HAVE A FEDERAL SURCHARGE TO HELP PAY FOR SOCIAL SECURITY/MEDICARE.
Did you know it is estimated Americans spend $10 BILLION DOLLARS a year on...porn.
PROBLEM: "The Social Security trust fund will be exhausted in 2037, four years earlier than predicted, it said. Spending on Social Security and Medicare totaled more than $1 trillion last year, accounting for more than one-third of the federal budget."
SOLUTION: This intervention is to save Social Security from bankruptcy.
Without a doubt, the National Debt is enormous and needs money, and this is how to quickly solve this problem and bring economic stability *without* raising taxes or compromising social services! The problem with most Americans they are spending entirely TOO MUCH TIME AND TOO MUCH MONEY on porn, and willing to ruin their credit cards and even families with years and year of porn! Countless THOUSANDS of dollars WASTED on PORN and sex paraphernalia: It is clearly a VICE. Organized criminals also sell and distribute porn so they feed the gangs and drug lords, spreading more VICE.
Porn also often features irresponsible casual sex contact as a thrill; also, without use of condoms (emphasizing sensation) thus encouraging the spread of HIV, unwanted pregnancies (thus abortions), and infidelity (casual sex contact.), i.e., VICE!
Solution: Vice surcharge on pornography (like we do with cigarettes and booze; porn is more widespread).
This money should be applied for health care purposes-a significant expense of tax payers.
Reasoning: Sexual materials/pornography are also a luxury a person does not need to survive. Pornography has also damaged a lot of homes and marriages and broke apart families - like alcohol and cigarettes, people also have become *addicted* to pornography, and contributed to financial hardship and credit card abuse, buying these sexual materials to feed their sexual addiction; because of free speech, is legal; let this be known as a VICE SURCHARGE.
Porn addiction evidenced here:
Surcharge of $1 for every $10 spent on porn and X-rated materials including internet downloads, DVDs (which people are willing to pay even $75 a piece for), sex toys or sexual paraphernalia; also including "adult live shows" (such as strip joints and "peep shows"). ADULT SEX HOTELS, SEXUAL RESORTS, resorts allowing open NUDITY (this is not the norm and taboo/unlawful in civilized contemporary society), and "bed and breakfast" establishments which are clearly of a sexual nature. (For $10.01 to $20 there is a $2 surcharge; $20.01 to $30.00 there is a $3 surcharge, etc.) Porn ("adult entertainment") is a multi-billion dollar industry and is 100% legal due to free speech.
ALL media such as music CDs and computer games with "X" rated or above on it, is included.
Publications/videos/digital recordings/internet downloads/photos sold that is labeled as "ADULT" and/or having a "X" rating or above.
*EXEMPTION:* CONDOMS and sexual lubricants be exempt from this as condoms prevent pregnancy, and help prevent the spread of HIV and lubricants are sometimes used for medicinal purposes.
Works that contain serious artistic, scientific or political in nature are exempt from this surcharge; works that are only in the GUISE of artistic or scientific or political are NOT exempt.
Thank you for your time and reading. I'm sure you will find this a very common sense intervention.