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On #NationalPeriodDay, Julián Castro remembers those who have to choose between work and tampons


Added 10-19-19 02:30:05pm EST - “So there are really women staying home from work because they can't afford the sales tax on tampons?” - Twitchy.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Twitchy.com: “On #NationalPeriodDay, Julián Castro remembers those who have to choose between work and tampons”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Tampons being taxed in many states as luxury items has been on the Democrats’ radar for a while now; back in 2016, when he was sitting for interviews with YouTube stars, Barack Obama guessed that it’s because men wrote the laws that items like pads and tampons were subject to state sales tax.

So-called “tampon justice” drew a little closer to reality that same year when Rep. Grace Meng of Queens, N.Y., introduced a bill to make feminine hygiene projects “more accessible and affordable.” But there still isn’t nationwide tampon justice, and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro took the opportunity of #NationalPeriodDay to argue against the tampon tax, saying that some have to choose between going to school or work and paying for menstrual products. Every day, people are forced to choose between going to school or work, or staying home because they can’t afford the menstrual products they need. Pads, tampons and cups should be available tax-free, across the nation.#NationalPeriodDay https://t.co/orIDdz1lPD — Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) October 19, 2019

Every day, people are forced to choose between going to school or work, or staying home because they can’t afford the menstrual products they need.

Pads, tampons and cups should be available tax-free, across the nation.#NationalPeriodDay https://t.co/orIDdz1lPD

We’re kind of amused by Democrats suddenly finding a tax they don’t like. And seriously, they’re not even talking about making the products free — they’re talking about eliminating the sales tax, which adds maybe 10 percent at most to the cost.

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