Republican Introduces Bill That Would Fund Trump’s Border Wall by Taxing Porn

Republican Introduces Bill That Would Fund Trump’s Border Wall by Taxing Porn

An Arizona state lawmaker introduced a bill that would fund part of President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall by taxing pornography, Fox News reports.

Rep. Gail Griffin introduced a bill that would require all electronic devices sold in the state to include porn blockers. If a person wants to bypass the blocker, they will have to submit an official request, provide proof of age, and pay a $20 fee to the Arizona Commerce Authority. The bill would criminalize deactivating the blocker without approval.

Under the bill, the money raised from the fees would go into a newly-created John McCain Human Trafficking and Exploitation Fund that would fund, among other things, the president’s proposed border wall.

Griffin is the bill’s only sponsor. The legislation would need a two-thirds majority in both the Arizona State House and State Senate to pass.

Other funding methods up in smoke:

Despite the president’s repeated vow that Mexico would pay for the wall, Trump’s supporters have tried to find innovative ways to fund the project with Congress now in its third year of denying Trump any funding.

In Montana, Republican state Sen. Scott Sales has proposed a bill that would give $8 million in state funds toward the wall. The wall is estimated to cost between $25 billion and $67 billion. Trump has asked Congress for $5.7 billion to start building parts of the wall.

Three West Virginia lawmakers announced a similar plan to divert $10 million in state funds toward the wall.

South Dakota’s state legislature has passed a bill in support of Trump’s wall, but does not give any funding to the project.

The president has even shut down the government for more than four weeks but still, nada.

GoFundMe effort forced to refund millions:

A widely-discussed GoFundMe campaign seeking to raise $1 billion for Trump’s wall failed to reach its goal and the crowdfunding site will now refund $20 million to 334,860 donors.

The campaign fizzled out after BuzzFeed News' Brianna Sacks reported that the Brian Kolfage, the man behind the campaign, had a history of "peddling right-wing misinformation on Facebook" and pocketing money intended for charity.

"The veteran has also spearheaded other crowdfunding ventures over the years, raising thousands of dollars on GoFundMe with the promise of helping mentor fellow vets at military hospitals, but spokespersons for the medical centers said they have no record of Kolfage working at their facilities or donating any money," Sacks reported.

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