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Das Williams’s proposal to fund programs for sexual assault victims by taxing strip clubs that serve alcohol

is an unfair burden 32% 30 votes
enables those who frequent the clubs to render appropriate assistance 27% 25 votes
is pimping 40% 37 votes
92 total votes

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According to what I hear from a reliable source when she (she's lived downtown all her life) would go to city council hearings about bars being licensed in her neighborhood Williams would side with the bars.

Another note: Isn't it ironic that S.B. now has strip clubs yet clothing-optional beaches have all but disappeared?

What a commentary about the "progress" we've made as a society.

And a special note to Das: Susie T. says "hello".

billclausen (anonymous profile)
March 13, 2012 at 3:07 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Is there a nexus between these clubs and sexual assault victims? I'd think not, but I think there (probably) is a nexus between alcohol-serving bars and sexual assault. If that should be so, then the tax should be on all bars, not just on a few. (And also sexual assault is not limited to women.)

Again, unfortunately, this is Williams representing his own interests, ie. making a noise/a name for himself, and not representing his district's interests in having intelligent representation.

at_large (anonymous profile)
March 13, 2012 at 8:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I don't know that Das doesn't have the District's interests in mind. Neither strip club in Santa Barbara County serves alcohol, so they would be exempt from his absolutely absurd proposal.

Seriously? Doesn't this guy have something better to do than to come up with a lap-dance-tax? Like, I don't know, closing the massive deficit in the general fund? I guess the heart's in the right place, but I don't know where the hell his brain is.

sbdude (anonymous profile)
March 13, 2012 at 9:15 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Das, please stop coming up with new taxes. Focus on how to reduce spending and increase service levels without any new funding.

Why not be the champion for Jerry's pension reform.

loneranger (anonymous profile)
March 13, 2012 at 11:47 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Is there any data indicating a relationship between strip club attendance and sexual assault? Sounds like another Das tax increase. Those who elected him to city and state offices should be very proud of his record of minimalism.

JohnLocke (anonymous profile)
March 14, 2012 at 6:29 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Mr. Locke.
I believe in a progressive Nudie Tax. $3 per breast, (add $1 for each increase in cup size) a tax break if the implants are environmentally friendly, and $10 per buttock...the maximum...er maximus (as in gluteus maximus) tax.

fivedolphins (anonymous profile)
March 14, 2012 at 7:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Granted, everyone is short of funds (due to stupid sacred cow spending in bad times), but this is nothing more than a "creative" way to tax the public...For what end? MORE SPENDING on more sacred cows...When the ship is sinking, you throw overboard what doesn't keep the ship afloat. If the crown jewel is the last item and the ship will sink if you keep it, what do you do??? CHUCK IT!!! That's what you do.

Das should not further the sterotype of democrats by being inventive of yet another way of taking our earned income for more programs at this point in our economy. We are circling the drain already! Of course funding programs for sexual assault victims is virtuous...But now right now...But he won't get it...Look how he was bred....more taxes....

azuresees (anonymous profile)
March 14, 2012 at 7:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Tax 'tutes and tokes, not entities that are already taxed.

Adonis_Tate (anonymous profile)
March 15, 2012 at 2:08 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Pimping?

John_Adams (anonymous profile)
March 22, 2012 at 2:25 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Das is a real dandy: and needs to retire, already.

On the city council, Williams would know the local police department already gets $100M per year, and they still have a problem with having enough man power.

But all he does is tax invasively like a little ambitious...

The Victim Witness Protection Insurance Fund with the State of California already siphoned a surplus of $50M to meet other State Agency ambitions.. no doubt to indirectly support Das Williams $130,000 annual salary; as well as his parents, who sustain off the State payroll (i.e. as in, "other people's taxes")

Maybe all the Fondu is getting to his head.

SantaNa (anonymous profile)
March 30, 2012 at 1:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)