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mysteryman
02-12-2009, 07:35 AM
What is happening to Dallas Strip Club Industry? I have to ask because I am watching it slowly fall a part.

You have the city of Dallas imposing new regulations like never before. Finger printing, background checks, licnesing fees, and more. Entertainers are leaving Dallas and heading to Fort Worth in masses.

You have the state of Texas saying they want a Pole Tax/ Door Tax on all Strip Clubs which has already been to court and proven unconstitutional even though the court still wants the clubs to pay tax until a new law can be created to circumvent the constitution. Yes its against the law not to pay the tax which has been proven to be not legal, does this make any since at all to anyone on this board?

Now you have a smoking ban getting ready to take affect April in Dallas. I am sure its going to put a major dent in businees for a long ime until customers get use to it.

If The state of Texas and the city of Dallas really want to cut off all means of liquor tax and business tax revenues from flowing into there already drained coffers, then they are doing fantastic jobs at running the strip club industry right into the ground.

It is shocking to me that ACE of Texas is not doing anything about this assult on the industry. If they are I have read nothing about it.

I have been monitoring this all from a distance but now that I have been back to Dallas I can see things have changed greatly for the worse.

glambman
02-12-2009, 09:17 AM
You have the city of Dallas imposing new regulations like never before. Finger printing, background checks, licnesing fees, and more.


It's a business. Many businesses require licenses (plumbers, HVAC repair, etc.). So it's not a biggie.



You have the state of Texas saying they want a Pole Tax/ Door Tax on all Strip Clubs which has already been to court and proven unconstitutional even though the court still wants the clubs to pay tax until a new law can be created to circumvent the constitution. Yes its against the law not to pay the tax which has been proven to be not legal, does this make any since at all to anyone on this board?


I like the constitutional aspect, it's not freedom of speech, it's a service. If we tax tobacco to support anti-tobacco programs, then why not tax the sex industry (all of it) to help pay for associated problems of sex.



Now you have a smoking ban getting ready to take affect April in Dallas. I am sure its going to put a major dent in businees for a long ime until customers get use to it.


Several of my friends lost their businesses when our smoke ban went into effect. It sucks.

mysteryman
02-12-2009, 02:04 PM
I think the way the new rules were rushed onto the scene by city council was wrong. It caused a lot of mass confusion with entertainers as to who was responsible for what and exactly what needed to be done to get the license before the dead line. This caused a lot of entertainers to leave Dallas and got to work in Fort Worth.

Yes it is constitutional on many aspects, both US constitution and the State of Texas Constitution. Freedom of Speech also protect freedom of expression which is exactly what stripping is protected under. What Texas law makers also violated in the State Constitution is how the tax is to be handled and how much MUST go to schools and education programs.

SO no the law makers were targeting a industry within an industry and singling it out based on the fact it has topless dancing with alcohol. What would be legal and an example of a service being taxed would be the entire liquor selling industry within the state of Texas. This already exists and is 14% liquor tax charged on every drink sold in a night club, bar or strip club.

But if the state of Texas wanted a door tax on every liquor establishment they could do that and it would be legal. Only problem is all bar and nightclub owners in the state of Texas would most likely raise such hell that Texas law makers would quit.

mysteryman
02-13-2009, 06:00 AM
Going back to court to fight to block the pole tax assult on strip clubs again from Texas law makers. They just do not get it, its a waste of time and money to continue this fight. But since its a SIN TAX the law makers feel justified by claiming adult entertainment business is directly associated to sex crimes.

Two stories below:

http://www.kvue.com/news/top/stories/021109kvue_pole_tax-cb.7e553cf.html

http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/firstreading/entries/2009/02/11/_heres_the_handout_from.html

Paris
02-18-2009, 04:03 PM
If we tax tobacco to support anti-tobacco programs, then why not tax the sex industry (all of it) to help pay for associated problems of sex.



This made me lol! Sex problems, hehe.

Sorry, this just struck me really funny. I was wondering what the "sex industry" is exactly. Would it be any and everything associated with sex, like sexy undies and romantic songs? How about racy greeting cards? Viagra and Levitra? Being as actual sex for sale is illegal, then it is the stuff that inspires sex that would be considered the "sex industry" today, no?

It seems like a pretty complicated situation you are proposing there. Unless prostitution is legalized, there isn't really any way to separate "sex" businesses from other similar businesses like magazines, clothing, medicine and entertainment.