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I'm not necessarily opposed to the idea. However, the government would need an alternative source for whatever revenue would be lost by no longer taxing them. Said alternative source certainly should not be raising the income tax, estate tax, corporate tax, capital gains tax, nor carbon tax. If it were any of those, it would effectively result in redistribution of wealth (which is inherently unethical), except for the last one, in which case it would just disincentive the use of the most efficient energy source we have, which wouldn't necessarily (or at least directly) be unethical, but would be terrible for the economy. Rather, if we were to remove the tax on feminine hygiene products, it would have to be part of a larger effort to divide the sales tax into a higher "luxury sales tax" and either a lower "necessity sales tax" or no tax at all on goods deemed necessities. It's implicit that, in order to be consistent, feminine hygiene products would have to be defined under "necessities" along with water and certain foods. So the question you're asking isn't just "should feminine hygiene products be tax-free", it's "should all necessities be tax-free, or at least taxed less than non-necessities". My answer is yes, but only after the income, estate, corporate, and capital gains taxes are all eliminated in their entirety, FIRST. Though, I suspect that for even the income tax alone to be eliminated, the government would have to be reduced to something of a "night-watchman state" in order to sustain itself on the drastically reduced revenue.Being something of a minarchist myself, I'm perfectly okay with that--but are you?
Yeah I think it is a fair enough argument - They are necessities for women - Maybe it could be expanded to include things like soap, toothpaste, the essential toiletries - I have no issue with only women can use them - If there is a male only essential thing sell that tax free, can't think of anything off hand.
The tax on a box of them comes to like, $.38 cents.I'm fine with paying 38 cents.We're not immune to tax, just because "vagina".Frankly, considering the ecological side effects tampons and pads create, and everyone is banning straws and plastic bags... we should probably be taxed huge for it. Be thankful we're not.
Condoms are tax free, you can refrain from sex but women can't just go 'oh crap, I'm bleeding, better just stop'
@curtsey Condoms are tax free federally, but all states tax them. The reason they're federally tax free is because they're subsidized, largely by condom manufacturers, special interest groups, and places like planned parenthood. No we can't stop from bleeding, but what, you want it to be free? Ok, then toilet paper should be free too, and not taxed. What other options do you have for that? Why do I seem to be the only woman with sense these days? You're an embarrassment to all of us.
@curtsey Maybe consider the cost of a child to the taxpayer overall, through its life. Think it's free? Think your society doesn't fork over tons of cash just to educate you? Think of what would happen if people couldn't get condoms for an affordable price. Disease, unwanted children, massive effects to everything overall.Have to bleed without? Messy. The end. Maybe when you're an adult you'll understand reality and not garbage hype on the media. Go get your own opinions.
That is my opinion, be respectful. This is literally an online forum asking for opinions. This is a question asking for opinions. You're hostile on every single question you answer, just because somebody disagrees with you doesn't mean they're wrong. True, I'm a kid, if you think I'm wrong point it out and try to explain like a civil human being instead of calling me an embarrassment. I was making a point, therefore wanting to know your opinion on tax free condoms when sex can be refrained from and periods can't be stopped. Although my opinion on taxes was implied in that statement, I never straight up said what I thought on the subject. You don't have to attack me for it. Bring up some points yourself, you don't even have to debate, I won't argue, I'm open on changing my views to more accurate ones if you bring up some points without berating me during doing so. Also, you sound kinda narcissistic, I'm pretty sure you're not the only woman with a sense these days... Maybe I don't have a sense either, but a lot of other women do
@curtsey Your opinion is wrong, and shouts out incorrect information. Just because it's "your opinion" doesn't meant you don't do damage with it. If you're going to spout off about something, know what you're talking about instead of regurgitating CNN.
Not like someone will listen to an almost 15 year old, I don't think I'm doing much harm, but okay, I thought you'd at least attempt to back up facts for a girl who doesn't even live in the USA. I don't want to argue with random strangers on the Internet though, and I agree with you that making female hygiene products would be too much off a hassle and really unnecessary
Nothing's free. If you make it tax-free, the taxes have to be paid somewhere else. So you essentially just shift the problem away.The aim should instead be to have a healthy government and healthy economic that people don't need to worry about too high taxation.
Kinda made my point. I believe in single payer healthcare system, you fine toon it to make it work for the people not the asshat looking for only themselves. Some can't stand 1/100 of their tax penny for some random woman to have a healthy vagina.We should market single payer being more about free prostate massage for the populist. that would change people's attitudes. by the way That's my true sarcastic self for reference.
Why? Toilet paper isn't tax free, male hygiene products aren't tax free so why do women get special privileges when it comes to their stuff but not men? Should child products be tax free too? I mean honestly why are we being sexist and descriminitory?
It’s ridiculous that tampons and pads are barely affordable for the average working class woman. I got an IUD and don’t get a period anymore but I still think they shouldn’t be so expensive. Let’s tax the fuck out of viagra, instead.
We wish everything was free as it would stop a lot of odoriferous smells. But next they would want to tax burps and farts. I'm sure a lot of people would rather get discounts on food instead of free tampons.
Most things like food condoms things that are considered basic human needs are tax free. Is not feminine hygiene products the basic human need
Why are condoms considered a need?
@Just_a_human so that men don’t get a women pregnant, hell viagra and if you are tax free because there considered to be a medical need. Wouldn’t the same argument make since for tampons because would need them once a month.
Eh.. Sex isn't an activity that people choose to do. I wouldn't call recreational sex a need
@Just_a_human what I said was the governments excuse personally I think we need to reduce the size of government but that’s just me
I don't know how many pregnancies condoms prevent since so many women are getting pregnant by "accident" as they like to call it
@Just_a_human yea guys hate condoms so some women will try to pull it off, Most of the time they don’t have a sinister motives but it is a way to trap a Guy and force him to pay child support
I guess they need to use better birth control
@Just_a_human maybe but that’s is currently on the women’s side men we have 2 types condoms is only one that’s not permanent solution what if we want kids in our 30s but not 20s
I see a bunch of commercials about birth control options for women. If they want to have their cake and eat it too, they need to look into those options
Why? If anything should be tax-free it should be condoms, and birth control!! How over-populated can the world become?
Yes, they should be tax free, as they are a necessity, and are used for health and sanitary reasons, among others reasons.
so is toilet paper, water, food. Hell even heating and a/c is for health reasons. And housing too. i mean seriously its not that expensive.
@June871 : But feminine products are very specifically for health reasons, as are medications and bandages. None of that should be taxed.
so is water and food. It's specifically for health and everyone needs it. Your logic doesn't make sense, unless you think water and food shouldn't be taxed either (in which case, you are crazy).
@June871 : There is nothing wrong with my logic at all. You just have a different opinion, and arrogantly think anyone thinking differently is not logical. Where I live, food is not taxed, and neither are a number of other necessities of life. No, not all are tax free, but a number are. And it's logical, very logical, to add feminine products to the list of tax free items.
no it isn't. these thing are a convenience, not a necessity. Before these products, women used other stuff like cloths. If you are too poor to buy these items of convenience, then use cloths or other items. This is a convenience product and there is no reason for tax exemption.
@June871 : Obviously we disagree. We can also forage in the woods, and trap game, and eat wild edible plants, and drink from streams, and use moss when we get an infection. And use a log to poop from. However, in modern society, we use grocery stores and go to doctors. And rags used for menstrual flow? I have know some women, old women, who were very poor during the depression, who used rags. It was unsanitary, and very difficult. That's where the words "sanitary napkin' came from. It was more sanitary. And though you may think differently, many, and myself, consider such a necessity for sanitary and health reasons.
False. The rags themselves were not unsanitary. The issue was that women didn't change it often enough. This has been verified by my entire family who are doctors. the same can happen with pads (women can forget to change it and it would become unsanitary). the sanitary pads are an item of convenience and should be taxed. Lower convenience items like rags should not be taxed. I say this for everything. Low quality and low convenience should be exempt from tax/subsidized or whatever. Higher quality and more convenient items should be taxed.
No because the government would tax you another way and much worse. Like our state governor try to pass a 1.00 gas tax bill. That would increase the cost of gasoline by a 1.00 a gallon. Well that bill got thrown out. He sucker punch us. By raising DMV fees by little more then double. So say you car you bought for a 1000 bucks. It used to coat about 200 bucks. Now starting Oct. 1st it will now cost that same car almost 500 bucks.
Yes, they should.I get it’s a pain to make and many varieties (thickness of pad, length of pad, shape of pad, absorption of tampons, cups, special pants, etc etc) but considering without these options there is an actual medical condition (TSS) for the wrong one for you...It’s not like women have suddenly gone “WOAH! My love cave is dripping red!” It’s just they’ve found a way to make us pay for it (us bastard women with our natural ways, grrrr)
How did ancient women cope with this problem without modern pads?No offense, but maybe there's other solutions that work better but women would rather have the pads for different reasons.
@Bananaman177 well, I’m guessing in the same way they didn’t have toilet paper they just bled down their legs or, most likely, due to the shorter life span and the need to reproduce they were probably pregnant a lot?Remember it’s not until recently that we all decided aging was a fabulous idea. 30 used to be “old”
@Bananaman177 if we start comparing ourselves to cavemen and women, why do you feel the need to have a solid building and roof over your head? Why shops? Why eat daily? Go drink out that smelly pond and enjoy the parasites. Remember to take your rock for good luck and protection!
That's not really true, there have always been plenty of old people. Lots of Greeks and Romans lived to be 90 or older. I don't think women "just bled down their legs" except maybe uncivilized ones living in the jungle, but even then, probably not. They just used rags. Women today don't want to use a rag because it's not "sexy."And I just think this is another example of women being the architects of their own misery because they always want to have everything both ways. A woman only wants one thing, you know: an apple that grows from an orange tree.
@Bananaman177 I sew my own pads because the normal pads in the shop have too many chemicals that cause irritation.
@Bananaman177 you can also free bleed if you spot and are at home. The period blood has a timing of few minutes after each cramp. That's actually the easiest way to do it. But long distances without a toilet means you need a pad.
@Warmapplecrumble If you sew it yourself, it's a rag. You just call it a "pad" as a euphemism. Like even the word "rag" is too dirty for you. "Oh! I would never use a mere peasant's rag on my precious flower!"
@Bananaman177 its a pad. A rag is any random cloth that you throw away. I've done that. Its uncomfortable and leaks.
@Bananaman177 they used cloths attached with belts or something like that I think. I don't think walking around with a towel between my legs constantly moving in uncomfortable ways and possibly moving from my actual vagina area up my back or such is a better solution. If you mean very ancient like cavemen then I think they just bled everywhere, still not a better solution
Most taxes in general make no sense. They are a relict of medieval feudal systems. "Modern" governments just enjoy to suck from their victims (oops: citizens) out of convenience.
Why would they be? Normal hygiene products aren't. Neither are life necessary drugs for people. I don't see the bridge here.
All feminine and necessity should not only be tax free they should be given away free like old people diapers, kids diapers, women hygiene products. Etc.
If lipstick is marketed as snort its going to raise taxes.
No. Only if male hygiene products can become tax free too.
What is male only gender hygiene products?
@NaultD he’s being sarcastic
Exactly my point. No, people should not get special treatment because of their gender.
999 out of the 1000 times i would be sarcastic, but this time not so much. I'm not arguing males have a higher degree of certain hygiene requirements like facial hair but it's still not completely exclusive to females as per the question required.Let's just be blunt, we don't stuff sponges up our genital holes. I can't think of any equivalent of the male only hygiene experience compared to female only hygiene requirements.
I already answered your question. No, women should not get special treatment from the government to reduce taxes on tampons! Do you really have any idea just how dumb your question is? I mean that's like insurance companies giving a tax break to do our baby boys for circumcisions. Seriously, none of this is really important.
Should Viagra Cialis and condoms be tax-free? Right now they are tax free
No they're not, you still pay the sales tax for purchasing them. They're about as tax free as tampons all right now.
It's not like there's an actual tampon tax. You still pay sales tax when you purchase tampons. That's the only tax there is. The same tax still applies for other products. Like Viagra, Cialis, we can condoms.
So would you say it’s unfair that men do not have to pay sales tax were condoms Cialis or Viagra that women do you have to pay sales tax for tampons? That is currently the case
No it's not. Men still pay sales tax for condoms, Viagra, and Cialis, along with everything else.
Some states do not tax viagra and cialis.
My state (ironically given that is one of the most liberal states in the country were either 3 or 4 ). Women have to pay taxes for tampon wall men don’t pay taxes on Viagra and Cialis we do have to pay taxes on condoms
Yes, male hygiene necessities (whatever they are) should be tax-free.
Then let's just reword the question and say do you think hygiene essentials should be tax-free. That way we're not making this into some huge sexist debate.
Pink tax once again. Then that means men's should be tax-free as well
They already are
If anything I think we should charge more tax on that stuff.
Personally I’m on for less taxes on everything I would actually get rid of all sales tax property tax and income tax it was up to me to get my doesn’t deserve my money
Why? How are they different from any other products?
Yep, pretty unfair for females to even spend money on femine hygiene products that males dont.
Lol, rotfl. I love your sarcasm.
Nah we should just bleed on corn cobs and potato peels 😂😂😂
You could use sheep wool lol
Eh... It doesn't bother me that they're not. It's not like I have to buy them that often, and they're only a few dollars so it's not that bad.
Yes, it's a basic need. I don't choose to be on my period just like people don't choose to be hungry without food
According to that logic, everything should be tax free, not just feminine hygiene products
@Just_a_human true, that'd probably be very problematic...
There really isn't any need for them unless you are talking over the counter medications , uti testing kids or period necessities.
I think any hygiene product should be tax free, even soap
That would work. Personally I would deny the government as much money as possible
Absolutely right they should be.
I would support that.
Just no luxury tax, please.
why the fuck should they be, mr. knight?
Because currently condoms Viagra and Cialis are tax free and tampons aren’t. Seem unfair for women to have to pay taxes on an essential product to their health wall men don’t have to pay taxes we are products that are nonessential to their health
Condoms, Viagra and Cialis are not tax free, nor are they hygiene products.
No, they already have too many privileges
along with everything else yup
Personally I do enjoy buying products from Oragon
So should men's by that logic
If they are essential to your health then I would agree products like condoms and Cialis are not essential to a man’s health and currently there’s no taxes on those products but they are taxes on tampons and pads which women need every month for about 30 years
Heavy duty hand soap like the ones car mechanics use. Don't want oil to go into small cuts and poison my blood.
Only if men's would be.
Men’s sexual hygiene products are touch tax free like condoms Viagra Cialis however currently when I have to pay sales tax for their tampons
Then men’s should be tax free
Yes they should be
yeah i think so. it adds up over time.
Pads should be
Feminine hygiene products in general
All products for menstruation blood should be. Not too sure if the rest are even needed..
I don’t care.
No. What a stupid idea.
How is it stupid?
Why is that stupid
In Canada they are
That’s cool but I’m not in Canada
Yes they should be tax free
Yes they should
As condoms should be
Condoms are tax free
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