Rhetorical analysis of Strip Club Owners Essay

2134 Words Mar 14th, 2014 9 Pages
Michael Reich
Clint Buffington
WRD 111
2/29/2012
Rhetorical analysis of Strip Club Owners

This country was founded on the ideals of freedom and those freedoms were somewhat clearly defined the day the US Constitution was drafted. That being said, people and judges in every state of the union have a different interpretation of what these freedoms are. This is the case for the strip club owners in the state of Kentucky, although they are not the only state to be under fire from the city governments. The main issue at hand is that city officials are being pressured to restrict strip clubs from the practices that have formed their business and this is ultimately impacting the customer base seeking this entertainment avenue. Strict
…show more content…
This is not the only obstacle that club owners have to avoid. What other things do strip club owners face, you ask?
On the opposite end of the spectrum some club owners face what is called a “pole” tax. This is a 5 dollar tax taken by the government for every customer entering a club. This money is said to go to centers that help women who have been victims of sexual crimes. Big Al's owner, Al Zuccarini, from Peoria, Illinois is very upset with this proposed tax and gives a strong argument. “Take a small club with maybe one hundred customers a day. That’s $500 a day in taxes, $3,500 a week or $182,000 a year. Clubs could not absorb that kind of cost.” (Hilyard)
This same tax was also proposed against strip club owners in San Antonio. Their tax hopes were intended to regulate alcohol consumption. Craig Enoch, lawyer for the strip clubs and former Supreme Court justice said, “The state was worried about the effects of nude dancing, but willing to look the other way in exchange for tax revenue.” (Lindell) This is just another reason club owners say this is a hypocritical attack on their business. Club owners play a pivotal part in the overall revenue and success of their establishment.
Think about owners of companies and what their responsibilities are. Owners provide a service while simultaneously allowing employees the opportunity to earn a living, are just a few things on the list. Imagine going into your

Related Documents