Getting Government Into the Bedroom

Kevin Drum:

Matt Yglesias suggests today that a) good sex is ipso facto a good thing and the government should encourage it, b) Christians would probably be happier about church-state separation if Christians were a minority, and c) if we had 100% taxation on incomes over $400,000 then no one would bother paying anyone more than $400,000.

To which I say, a) if Christians were a minority maybe we’d have more good sex in this country, b) you can’t tax sex, and c) how come no one cares about people with incomes of $400,000 having too much sex? Confused? Read this paragraph again very carefully and you will see a solution to all of Matt’s problems.


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  1. McGehee says:

    Money can’t buy happiness, but there are several counties in Nevada where a credit card can buy you sex.

    Or so I’ve heard.

  2. Kate says:

    whoops. I just pinged the wrong entry. Sorry about that!

  3. Oh, I see. Pay all Christians $400,000 a year.