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Tennessee Republicans worry women will go on tampon-buying frenzy

During a three-day sales tax holiday, shoppers are allowed to buy computers and clothing tax-free, but not feminine productsWomen can’t be trusted around tax-free tampons. If you cut the price of menstrual products they’re bound to go tampon-mad and buy boxes of the stuff, just for the hell of it. They’d line their walls with super-plus, they’d polish their floors with it would be absolute bedlam.That appears to be what Republicans in Tennessee think anyway. On Tuesday GOP lawmakers pushed back against a proposal that would include sanitary products in Tennessee’s annual sales-tax holiday. The three-day event, held at the end of July, allows shoppers to buy items like computers and clothing without paying the usual 7% state sales tax. Continue reading...


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