Esta matéria do Guardian sobre os efeitos da recessão sobre a indústria do sexo no estado de Nevada nos leva a conhecer aquele que é provavelmente o único setor da iniciativa privada nos EUA que ama impostos:

In an effort to shore up their legitimacy, Nevada’s bordellos are virtually unique in the US business world in lobbying for greater taxation, believing they would be harder to outlaw if they made a useful contribution to the public purse. The industry enthusiastically supported a proposal in Nevada’s legislature for a $5 levy on each sexual transaction to help fill up a $3bn budgetary deficit.

Narrowly rejected in a senate committee, the levy would have been the first value-added tax on sex – brothels presently only pay an annual licensing fee and payroll tax.” [grifo meu]