First Parking Meters, Now Hooking Meters

George KGeorge K Super ModeratorPosts: 9,154 Senior Member
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14730704


The German city of Bonn has installed a meter to tax prostitutes for soliciting on its streets at a rate of six euros (£5.30; $8.70) per night.

Those who fail to pay face fines or even a ban, and 264 euros were found in the meter when it was first emptied, according to AFP news agency.

Tax has been levied on prostitutes elsewhere but Bonn is the first city to use a meter, a spokeswoman said.

But a prostitutes' rights activist said the scheme amounted to double taxation.

Prostitutes are expected to pay the flat rate, regardless of earnings...

...Juanita Rosina Henning, from the Dona Carmen prostitute support group, demanded the meter's removal, saying prostitutes already paid income tax.


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Bonn has also erected "consummation areas", or wooden garages clients may use to visit prostitutes.

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Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.

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  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    A F---K stall. Looks like a cattle chute.
  • TrootfisherTrootfisher Senior Member Posts: 901 Senior Member
    I wanna know what that sign says in the 2nd photo.
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    Watch Your Step.
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 22,265 Senior Member
    George K wrote: »
    Prostitutes are expected to pay the flat rate, regardless of earnings...

    ...Juanita Rosina Henning, from the Dona Carmen prostitute support group, demanded the meter's removal, saying prostitutes already paid income tax.[/I]

    Sounds like this woman and Steven would get along famously.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    Better than flipping burgers in ND.
  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 9,154 Senior Member
    Sounds like this woman and Steven would get along famously.

    Yes indeed!
    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.

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