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Man Tax??

by Evie / October 6, 2004 10:04 PM PDT
'Man tax' to pay for abuse
of women?
Swedish lawmakers propose fee to pay societal cost of male violence


Swedish lawmakers have proposed a new tax on those who happen to be men that would go to paying the societal costs of abuse toward women.

...

"It must be clear to all we have a gigantic social problem and cost in men's violence toward, women and we must discuss how we are going to pay for it," Gudrun Schyman, the party's former leader, told the paper.

"We have to have a discussion so that men understand that they have a collective financial responsibility."


I find this totally absurd.

Evie Happy
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Re: Man Tax??
by Catgic / October 6, 2004 10:10 PM PDT
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Do they already have a "Honey-Do" Tax on women to pay for the "societal costs" of "Honey-Do" abuse towards men? Wink

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I agree it's absurd, Evie.
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / October 9, 2005 10:31 PM PDT
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However, it would be a good idea to perhaps double the fines for domestic abuse crimes, with the differential to to women's shelters, etc. Of course, there are also some men routinely abused by women -- and they tend to get little help, sympathy, or understanding.

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look at the date
by EdH / October 9, 2005 10:33 PM PDT

See what patient2000 is doing?

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Gees, and here I thought that
by dirtyrich / October 10, 2005 12:59 AM PDT
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when a man married a woman he acquired the financial responsibility for the woman, and had to provide all her needs already since she's weak and helpless.
Funny how Women's Rights Nazis always proclaim that there is no difference between men and women and yet routinely ask for legislation that would burden men for women's sake.
Last spring NOW started a massive protest against the Promise Keepers, and from the comments I heard NOW's point was that any group made solely of men was chauvinistic and sexist.

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Of course any group composed solely of women is enlightened
by Kiddpeat / October 10, 2005 2:57 AM PDT

and a force for good.

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What will they do with transsexuals? Will cross dressers
by Kiddpeat / October 10, 2005 2:54 AM PDT
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escape the tax? There must be a creative tax strategy somewhere. I guess a lot of Americans just are not sufficiently well rounded to 'get it'.

Wink

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Totally absurd...
by Edward ODaniel / October 10, 2005 7:14 AM PDT
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and thus it won't be long before Kerry, Kennedy, Dean, et al attempt to tack something like it onto any handy piece of legislation.

I wonder why no one considered taxing children--they are what grow up into abused and abuser (although the greatest percentage are not and never become either).

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(NT) (NT) Those Sweeds! LOL
by lylesg / October 10, 2005 8:17 AM PDT
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Well, you know, the "in" thing among lawmakers
by dirtyrich / October 10, 2005 10:10 AM PDT
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is to emulate the fashionable Europeans. Much of our fashion is determined by the Euros, and recently it has become cool to borrow their laws too. Can't wait for something like this to hit the shore.

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Sex Tax Next?
by James Denison / October 10, 2005 1:41 PM PDT
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For all those guys who think they've been deprived from enough by women over the years? It's amazing the levels stupidity can sink to.

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Isn't it interesting --
by Evie / October 10, 2005 7:58 PM PDT
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-- I posted this almost a year ago and got little response. Some forum urchin exhumes a bunch of old threads and this comes to life! Wink

Evie Happy

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Sure is but...
by Edward ODaniel / October 11, 2005 3:42 AM PDT

after seeing DK respond to it some of us couldn't resist even after noting your response to him.

Devil

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Some topics are timeless.
by Kiddpeat / October 11, 2005 3:44 AM PDT

Any idea what happened in Sweden?

Wink

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