Porn Industry Wants Stimulus Package

I can't make this stuff up. Yes...the porn industry is the latest seeking a federal bailout?

I can't make this stuff up.  Yes...the porn industry is the latest seeking a federal bailout?

I ran across the article while checking out msnbc.com.  It said that, according to TMZ, Hustler's Larry Flynt and "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis are asking for a $5 billion dollar bailout of the adult entertainment industry because of the economic troubles.

Francis is so serious about this the article says he plans to go before Congress to ask for the money.

And you thought things couldn't get any more bizarre in Washington D.C.!

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  • by chris Location: uganda, africa on Oct 18, 2009 at 09:08 AM
    I want to join the porn industry business.
  • by joyce Location: greenville on Jan 22, 2009 at 11:38 AM
    when are going to hear more about letting people take 10,000.00 out of there 401k plan with out being tax or having to give a lot of reason, people could pay a lot of bills useing there on money, this could be something that would help pepole right now.
  • by Ross Location: Winterville on Jan 21, 2009 at 11:45 AM
    I agree completely with Mike from Greenville. He hit the nail right on the head. Where is the uproar of giving out money to Wall Street? Where is the uproar of considering giving tons of money to the auto industry? What they have done with OUR cash is unconstitutional, and they should be impeached and jailed for thievery.
  • by Pam Location: Greenville on Jan 19, 2009 at 01:49 PM
    I agree with Ann. So many people need help and the porn industry shouldn't be anywhere on that list. I am so disgusted with this.
  • by Mike Location: Greenville on Jan 19, 2009 at 07:26 AM
    It's funny that so many of you think there is a huge difference between the porn and auto industry. The biggest difference to point out is that the porn industry has actually evolved and improved their product over the past 10-20 years. Let's be honest, Larry Flynnt and Joe Francis are not seriously interested in bailout money. The porn industry is on a downturn like every other business, but they are far from going under. What so many of you are missing is the fact that Larry and Joe are pointing out the hypocrisy of our government and of you, the people of the US. You will be in an uproar if they give YOUR money to these guys? You should be in an uproar that YOUR money was given to poorly run companies with no plans on how to improve their businesses with bailout dollars. Companies that have NOT improved their products in the last 10-20 years. I don't want to see anyone lose their job, but giving money to companies and not changing their poor leadership is ridiculous. Open your eyes.
  • by uhm on Jan 18, 2009 at 09:25 PM
    i think thats the actual title to the latest film...
  • by John Location: Ayden on Jan 12, 2009 at 01:13 PM
    I can see bailing out the auto companies...they employ a large amount of hard working individuals. But, the porn industry? Come on. If it should come to fruition, I say we push for a blue-collar bail out because I am a hard working, tax paying, law abiding citizen, but I still find it hard to make ends meet sometimes in today's economic woes. How about helping out the people who truly deserve it? Not the lazy people who abuse the welfare system. Not the greedy millionaires who can never have enough. Not the criminals who are "rewarded" for their acts with three meals a day, free cable television, a free education, athletic/workout facilities, and healthcare paid for by tax payers.
  • by ugottabekidding!! Location: washington on Jan 10, 2009 at 10:09 PM
    Why in the world would the porn industry "even think" they deserve a stimulus package? They already make billions in revenue from their adult & blackmarket films and magazines! I tell ya one thing, if the government gives them a stimulus package, I think America should vote out EVERY SINGLE LAST ONE OF THEM, come election time, and put ppl up there that have some brains!! America...lets keep our ears and eyes open to this one and not let it make it to D.C.
  • by YES! on Jan 9, 2009 at 04:19 PM
    I am all for it!! I love me some good porn.
  • by Jerry Location: Greenville on Jan 8, 2009 at 08:12 PM
    I also heard that Obama wants to pay the first lady a salary, also the babysitter (mother-in-law) a salary. I have been married 20 yrs and I feel that my wife should recieve a bailout (back salary) for all that time, for all the babysitting she did for all that time. I think all Americans should file for a bailout for their wives, if Obama gets his way...
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