News Gender Equality Bill In California - Tampons To Be Tax Free

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  1. BethSucks

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    California legislators introduce bill to end tax on tampons
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    On Monday, two California legislators jointly released a bipartisan measure to make feminine hygiene products exempt from the state’s sales tax.

    Democrat Cristina Garcia and Republican Ling Ling Chang believe their bill would promote gender equality, adding that abolishing the current tax on tampons, pads and other feminine hygiene products could also close the wage gap that separates men and women, according to Inquisitr.


    “I feel this is an important issue of social justice for all women out there,” Garcia, who is also vice chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, said in a press conference Tuesday. “Women have no choice but to buy these products, so the economic effect is only felt by women, and women of color are particularly hard hit by this tax.”


    In California, women spend over $20 million annually on taxes for feminine hygiene products, Inquistr reported. According to Newsweek, the state allows walkers, medical identification tags, prescription medication, and Viagra to be purchased tax free.

    Five U.S. states— Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania— have already eliminated the tax, and activists in Australia, Canada, Malaysia and the United Kingdom have begun campaigns to do the same.

    Advocates of tax-free tampons have begun using hashtags on social media to rally support for the cause Those hashtags include #NoTaxOnTampons #TamponsForAll#TamponTax and #NotALuxuryItem.
     
  2. scoobyla

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    when will howard address this??
     
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    Politicians solving the big issues.....
     
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    “Women have no choice but to buy these products, so the economic effect is only felt by women, and women of color are particularly hard hit by this tax.”

    I wonder how they figure that?
     
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    Ban tampons.
     
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    JFK Ask not what your country can do for you.

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    That's probably a good move. Broads gotta buy 'em. We should dump any tax on rubbers, too.
     
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    Because periods are racist nao.
     
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    Is this for real? Close the wage gap? How much money is a women going to save in a year by not paying sales tax on tampons, $10 or $20 max.
     
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    whatever

    but you really have to be weird to have ever even considered this notion of not taxing tampons
     
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    JFK Ask not what your country can do for you.

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    You know, I have no idea! I have no idea how much they cost and how many are bought a year. Ha!
     
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    Executive order incoming

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    Here in FL, I probably pay about .45 per month in this so called "tampon tax". Therefore if this important tax movement comes here, I'd save a whopping $5.40 annually.

    Yippeee!

    Being a girl now has its advantages. :rolleyes: Where will I spend it all?

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    I wonder if my wife will share this windfall with me?
     
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    Cruex should be tax free...
     
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    Time to bootleg some tax free tampons


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    When will women who have periods start paying their fair share?
     
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    Isn't sales tax low in Florida, most cities here are around 9% sales tax, I'm hoping for a pizza dinner with our new riches.
     
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    We are about 6.5 - 7% in the counties near me.

    Hubby and I will only be able to share a frozen Lean Cuisine with our new "tax" riches. We will be jealous of your pizza night. :)

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