So, Dr Cam Calder suddenly thinks that maybe we should licence sex workers. Not, you know, to impose any kind of onerous bureaucracy, or create new excuses to criminalize them, or anything. It’s because he’s really, really concerned that sex workers are tax cheats.
List MP Dr Cam Calder says since it is now a legal business, sex workers should pay tax like everyone else.
“So if they need to have a licence, should that be the recommendation of a select committee, and I don’t know what the select committee will recommend, but should they need a licence? Then so be it.
Right. Just like how we licence every single other casual labourer in the New Zealand workforce. Because that’s literally the only mechanism we have to make them pay income tax. And because – despite of course being a tiny minority of filthy deviants with a miniscule pool of deviant creep customers – there are just so many sex workers not paying tax that it’s a far higher priority than, say, tradesmen.
But it’s not the worst idea, I guess. Why don’t we start by licensing multimillionaires with trust funds?
H/T Scarlet Alliance