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florida lawmaker seeks tax exemption for tampons
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theres taxes on tampons haha what?
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Are tampons really expensive enough to need tax exemption?

Seems kind of unnecessary.

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Dogempire wrote:

Are tampons really expensive enough to need tax exemption?

Seems kind of unnecessary.



it builds up over time lol imagine a low income family having to spend 100-300 a year just on that
depending on how many people you have
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Someone I know was railing about tampons/pads being subject to a 'luxury tax' in my state. I told them that unless they plan to plant, grow and produce said product then its a luxury, and they conceded.
I don't see laws like this being passed in most of the US. Maybe Commiefornia.
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They have... "other" options, if it's that great of a hardship.
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redokami wrote:


Dogempire wrote:

Are tampons really expensive enough to need tax exemption?

Seems kind of unnecessary.



it builds up over time lol imagine a low income family having to spend 100-300 a year just on that
depending on how many people you have


If they stop taxing tampons then they should stop taxing other necessary items for hygiene, like soap and razors.



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They have... "other" options, if it's that great of a hardship.


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Dogempire wrote:


redokami wrote:


Dogempire wrote:

Are tampons really expensive enough to need tax exemption?

Seems kind of unnecessary.



it builds up over time lol imagine a low income family having to spend 100-300 a year just on that
depending on how many people you have


If they stop taxing tampons then they should stop taxing other necessary items for hygiene, like soap and razors.





it IS about time for that .__. the taxes don't even go to anything politicians just fuckin pocket it, every single thing is taxed, they can do without this one
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redokami wrote:

it IS about time for that .__. the taxes don't even go to anything politicians just fuckin pocket it, every single thing is taxed, they can do without this one


Not true, the taxes are another way for the state to earn their tax revenue for their state budget, just like income or property tax.

Even if they did give the tax exemption they would have to either raise taxes somewhere else or cut spending somewhere.



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Dogempire wrote:

Not true, the taxes are another way for the state to earn their tax revenue for their state budget, just like income or property tax.

Even if they did give the tax exemption they would have to either raise taxes somewhere else or cut spending somewhere.



its not like they don't do that already lol
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Tax exemption for tampons. Really? Skirting into the realm of "exemption abuse." I'd much rather have the government keep their noses out of my reproductive business as much as possible, and I turn my nose at this coddling nonsense.
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tax exemption for razors and soap etc next???
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Dogempire wrote:
Not true, the taxes are another way for the state to earn their tax revenue for their state budget, just like income or property tax.

Even if they did give the tax exemption they would have to either raise taxes somewhere else or cut spending somewhere.



While that is true, sales taxes in general put more burden on the poor, so I would be in favor of doing away with sales taxes and redistributing them into income taxes.

As for the topic, tampons are a necessity, but so are many other things which are taxed. I would be in favor of doing away the with the taxes on all of those things, but picking and choosing just feels like someone trying to buy goodwill.
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Dogempire wrote:
Not true, the taxes are another way for the state to earn their tax revenue for their state budget, just like income or property tax.

Even if they did give the tax exemption they would have to either raise taxes somewhere else or cut spending somewhere.



While that is true, sales taxes in general put more burden on the poor, so I would be in favor of doing away with sales taxes and redistributing them into income taxes.

As for the topic, tampons are a necessity, but so are many other things which are taxed. I would be in favor of doing away the with the taxes on all of those things, but picking and choosing just feels like someone trying to buy goodwill.


I completely agree here, it is a start
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