Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(WJRT)   Michigan moves to stop bleeding bleeding women dry   (abc12.com) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Taxation, Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, sales tax, Feminine hygiene, Tax, Taxation in the United States, Midwestern United States, Lansing, Michigan  
•       •       •

2745 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Oct 2021 at 4:30 AM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



41 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2021-10-28 4:36:40 AM  
What a minstrel product may look like:
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-10-28 4:43:48 AM  
I've never seen a minstrel that looked like that. S/He should see a doctor.
 
2021-10-28 4:45:57 AM  
Oh, product.

I'm still asleep. Don't mind me.
 
2021-10-28 4:56:16 AM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: What a minstrel product may look like:
[Fark user image image 425x556]


Ouch
 
2021-10-28 4:59:51 AM  
women pay more to exist. sure there is the monthly cost of tampons but do you know what a bra costs? no pun intended but they get the short end of the stick.
 
2021-10-28 5:03:54 AM  
That's a lot of bleeding.
 
2021-10-28 5:05:59 AM  
That's good.

I haven't spent a lot of time thinking about it.  But when I sometimes take the occasion to look at my grocery receipt I find myself a little perplexed why things like ice cream, candy bars, and filet steaks are exempt from sales tax while things people need, like soap, light hardware supplies, and aspirin are taxed.

Now I'm wondering if condoms are subject to sales tax.  The only reason I'd have to buy them anymore would be to make water balloons.  If they are, they shouldn't be.
 
2021-10-28 5:23:39 AM  
Oh sure. Now they are just going to do it even more. Stop enabling!
 
2021-10-28 5:29:58 AM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: What a minstrel product may look like:
[Fark user image 425x556]


Dammit Dandelion!
 
2021-10-28 5:41:11 AM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: What a minstrel product may look like:
[Fark user image 425x556]


I thought it was a soup.

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-10-28 5:43:26 AM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: What a minstrel product may look like:
[Fark user image 425x556]

I thought it was a soup.

[Fark user image image 360x360]


Ok, NOW she needs to see a doctor.
 
2021-10-28 5:52:47 AM  

chucknasty: women pay more to exist. sure there is the monthly cost of tampons but do you know what a bra costs? no pun intended but they get the short end of the stick.


Bros are expensive too.

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-10-28 5:55:40 AM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-10-28 6:13:42 AM  
Tax churches, not tampons.
 
2021-10-28 7:00:45 AM  
How do you put out a public hair fire?

You tampon it.


/got nothin
 
2021-10-28 7:01:02 AM  
*pubic
Damn phone
 
2021-10-28 7:04:12 AM  
Excellent. About time. All states should do this.  Period.
 
2021-10-28 7:12:27 AM  
y.yarn.coView Full Size
 
2021-10-28 7:32:48 AM  
The idea is to tax non-essential goods, like candy and premade meals, while not taxing essentials like meat, bread, and vegetables. I don't remember which side TP comes down on, but if that's not taxed, then these products shouldn't be taxed, as hygiene products should be untaxed.

I don't know about other states, but in Texas, bibles aren't subject to sales tax (provided the retailer has their system set right).
 
2021-10-28 7:49:05 AM  
The problem is not the sales tax. The problem is the cost of the products themselves. Let's say a box of  tampons costs $7 (yes, I'm aware they can be had for less). A woman in Michigan now no longer has to pay 6% sales tax. She saves a few cents, but still has to pay $7. For impoverished women and girls the cost of menstrual hygiene products can be an issue. I would rather see legislation that would cover the cost of employers keeping pads and tampons available for working women and schools keeping pads and tampons available for female students.
 
151 [TotalFark] [OhFark]
2021-10-28 8:09:44 AM  
The hell? I swear I heard about this happening like 3-4 years ago here, but it's actually current news. Maybe they started the process back then and our government sucks so bad it took that long to finally finalize it?

Either way, bout farkin time
 
2021-10-28 8:24:12 AM  
They still charge sales tax for food, in this state.
 
2021-10-28 8:40:21 AM  
This is happening far too slowly.

These products should be free, too.
 
2021-10-28 8:42:38 AM  
They never should have let them start adverting on TV.  That is when the price doubled and then some.
 
2021-10-28 8:47:41 AM  

wildcardjack: The idea is to tax non-essential goods, like candy and premade meals, while not taxing essentials like meat, bread, and vegetables. I don't remember which side TP comes down on, but if that's not taxed, then these products shouldn't be taxed, as hygiene products should be untaxed.

I don't know about other states, but in Texas, bibles aren't subject to sales tax (provided the retailer has their system set right).


There is nowhere in the US where toilet paper is not taxed but feminine hygiene products are. Here in Michigan, we do have sales tax on toilet paper, diapers and other needed items.
 
2021-10-28 9:20:03 AM  

chucknasty: they get the short end of the stick.


I was in the pool!
 
2021-10-28 9:21:46 AM  
meanmutton:

There is nowhere in the US where toilet paper is not taxed

The rest of the US would like a word.
 
2021-10-28 10:15:13 AM  
Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has backed an end to the so-called "tampon tax" in the past and is expected to sign the legislation into law.

Oh boy, I can't wait for the army of MAGA loons to show up outside the capitol with tampons stuffed into their ears and noses.
 
2021-10-28 10:19:07 AM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-10-28 10:39:34 AM  
That's "People who menstruate" subby, you farking transphobe.
Reported.
 
2021-10-28 11:04:13 AM  

kb7rky: meanmutton:

There is nowhere in the US where toilet paper is not taxed

The rest of the US would like a word.


I have no idea what point you're trying to make.
 
2021-10-28 11:24:06 AM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: What a minstrel product may look like:
[Fark user image 425x556]


Just don't mention Minstrel shows.
 
2021-10-28 11:25:39 AM  

Alphax: [Fark user image 850x850]


nothing of value was lost?
 
2021-10-28 12:10:18 PM  
How much finding at Period Equity is provided by pad and tampon manufacturers, to try to keep their products relevant?
 
2021-10-28 12:14:52 PM  

Kit Fister: Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: What a minstrel product may look like:
[Fark user image 425x556]

Just don't mention Minstrel shows.


Strippers can't just stop having their cycles and have bills to pay. I imagine some folks pay extra for that, too.
 
2021-10-28 12:16:13 PM  
Honestly if you know the (R) Michigan legislature at all, this deserves nothing short of a News Flash tag.
 
2021-10-28 1:58:08 PM  

Nogale: The problem is not the sales tax. The problem is the cost of the products themselves. Let's say a box of  tampons costs $7 (yes, I'm aware they can be had for less). A woman in Michigan now no longer has to pay 6% sales tax. She saves a few cents, but still has to pay $7. For impoverished women and girls the cost of menstrual hygiene products can be an issue. I would rather see legislation that would cover the cost of employers keeping pads and tampons available for working women and schools keeping pads and tampons available for female students.


Came here to say something similar. Tampons and pads should be medical supplies that are available free of charge. Not having access to them can be utterly catastrophic to a person's health.
 
2021-10-28 1:59:32 PM  

kb7rky: meanmutton:

There is nowhere in the US where toilet paper is not taxed

The rest of the US would like a word.


The entire sentence was "There is nowhere in the US where toilet paper is not taxed but feminine hygiene products are."
 
2021-10-28 10:00:39 PM  

meanmutton: kb7rky: meanmutton:

There is nowhere in the US where toilet paper is not taxed

The rest of the US would like a word.

I have no idea what point you're trying to make.


Are you trolling, or just being obtuse? Either way, pull your farking head out of your ass.

austerity101: kb7rky: meanmutton:

There is nowhere in the US where toilet paper is not taxed

The rest of the US would like a word.

The entire sentence was "There is nowhere in the US where toilet paper is not taxed but feminine hygiene products are."


NOT HELPING
 
2021-10-29 2:16:01 AM  
What?
Eliminate the Tampon Tax?
No strings attached?
 
2021-10-29 7:27:41 AM  

kb7rky: meanmutton: kb7rky: meanmutton:

There is nowhere in the US where toilet paper is not taxed

The rest of the US would like a word.

I have no idea what point you're trying to make.

Are you trolling, or just being obtuse? Either way, pull your farking head out of your ass.

austerity101: kb7rky: meanmutton:

There is nowhere in the US where toilet paper is not taxed

The rest of the US would like a word.

The entire sentence was "There is nowhere in the US where toilet paper is not taxed but feminine hygiene products are."

NOT HELPING


you must not know austerity101 very well, then.
 
Displayed 41 of 41 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking




On Twitter


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.