GOP’r Makes Porn Tax Bill Announcement & What It Will Cover Is Hilarious

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In a strange turn of events, the border wall blocking off Mexico that President Donald Trump has sought has a new prominent backer. Arizona state Rep. Gail Griffin (R) has introduced a bill that would fund that border wall through a tax on pornography in the state.

If passed, the bill would demand all electronic devices processed in the state in any capacity to have a porn blocker and make users who wished to get around the block pay a $20 fee and prove their age — or face a criminal charge. The money would go into a fund whose creation is included in the bill’s provisions and would be used for other projects besides the wall, like border security in general and support for domestic violence victims.

Griffin is at present the only sponsor of her measure in the Arizona state legislature, although it would need a two-thirds majority in both the state House and Senate to pass.

Vice News shares that the language she presented is “very similar” to legislation that’s also been introduced in Virginia, Kentucky, Alabama, Utah, Rhode Island and South Carolina thanks to the efforts of anti-pornography crusader Chris Sevier, who’s gotten anti-porn legislation introduced in some 20 state legislatures overall. He’s also known for stunts like trying to marry a computer as a statement against gay marriage, which he apparently takes as ridiculous — which is ironic since he crusades under the mantle of supposedly sticking up for human rights.

Further ironically enough, the Arizona legislation seeks to tie itself to the high profile, recently deceased Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) via naming that fund the John McCain Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Fund. Although they’ve worked against issues like human trafficking on their own time, there is no indication the McCain Institute or family is in any way supportive of Griffin’s legislation. Sevier has previously come under legal scrutiny for pushing the Rhode Island version of his legislation with high profile kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart’s name slapped on it without her actually having anything to do with it.

Griffin didn’t offer much any apparent explanation for why she’s personally on board with the legislation outside of its text itself. She didn’t return a reporter with the Arizona Republic’s call.

It’s not the first outlandish proposal to fund the border wall that’s emerged. Veteran Brian Kolfage started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $1 billion for Trump’s long sought border wall, but the fundraising organization eventually moved to refund tens of millions of dollars worth of donations after the campaign fell short of its goal. Kolfage has a questionable personal history with fundraising, having, for instance, raised thousands of dollars he promised would go towards mentoring fellow veterans — although there’s no apparent record of that work ever taking place.

Meanwhile, down in reality, hundreds of thousands of federal employees continue to wait in limbo, wondering when their next paycheck will come. Trump has refused to approve any further government funding without the billions he wants for his border wall, leaving affected workers struggling to make ends meet.

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