You know it's hard out there for a pimp

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According to CNN (your daily source for pimp and ho news), Iowa Senator Charles Grassley is trying to put the squeeze on the sex trade by getting the IRS involved. His so-called "pimp tax" will require workers in the sex trade to pay taxes, and will designate $2 million dollars to help prosecute any tax violators. More specifically, the article states, "under Grassley's proposal, a pimp could get up to 10 years in prison for each prostitute for whom the pimp hasn't filed a W-2, which means a pimp caught with 10 unregistered prostitutes faces a century in prison." What's curious to me, however, is that requiring pimps to file taxes seemingly legitimizes their professions. Grassley's measure, however, doesn't intend to legalize the activity, just tax people on their illegal incomes.

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June 28, 2006 - 2:23am
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