Strip Club Tax

The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments on whether to strip away a $5 entrance tax to watch strippers in Texas.

Get it? Strip away? You don’t like it? Well, I stole it from someone else anyway.

This pole tax – another dumb play on words I did not originate – requires strip clubs in Texas to pay a $5 entrance fee. Judges questioned whether strip bar can be singled out for higher taxes. To date, the tax has brought in over $13.6 million. Good money for a state – like every other – that is cash strapped.

I really could not care less about this issue. If it is unconstitutional, it seems pretty harmless. Isn’t a tax on alcohol the same thing?