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New York Liberals say ‘Tax Anything that Moves’

De Blasio Wants to Tax Body-painted Performers


The mayor wants to tax the body-painted performers in Times Square.  That’s like taxing strippers for their tips.  Except the strippers here aren’t in back rooms but are in public in front of tourists and children.


Why not allow fat people to walk around naked in the streets?  Why not allow them to take dumps on the corner?  Why not allow anything because in this permissive liberal society anything goes?


I remember the seventies when Times Square was a slum of prostitution and strip clubs.  The city was so relieved when it was cleaned up. Disney was one of the first public-friendly stores that moved in there.

Under misguided de Blasio, Mickey Mouse is rapidly becoming a nudist mouse.


Mayor de Blasio does not care about cleaning up Times Square for moral reasons.  He just wants to tax the strippers and allow them to continue at their trade as long as he gets paid. He is a merchant not a priest.  He has no values except his love of mindless progressivism.  He quacks like Donald Duck.  He is the tax collector, the moral defector.


But de Blasio loves his simpleminded  progressivism—boobs in the future.

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David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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