If people could pay for sex without conflict, the world would be a more manageable place. At least, that's how Nevada's Moonlight Bunny ranch owner Dennis Hof sees it. In an interview with The Huffington Post, Hof explained that the federal government should do itself a favor by legalizing and taxing prostitution.
"I pay about $350,000 a year in taxes," Hof said. "The government can have that money or they can spend a fortune on a vice squad. I can support my community or I can take away from the community by having an illegal sex trade."
Hof says that the legalization of prostitution and marijuana should be mentioned in negotiations about the coming fiscal cliff, the potent mixture of tax hikes and spending cuts that economists fear will send the country into a recession once again. According to the Christian Post, $30 million is spent nationwide annually on prostitution, and Hof says that money will be spent regardless of whether the sale of sex is legal or not.
"People are making billions on the sex trade in America and no government is making any money off of it, except in some places in Nevada," Hof said. "You can't stop it. Prohibition doesn't work and legalization can solve a lot of our problems."
The government is probably too "square," as Hof would put it, to take his advice.