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Democrats Drive Porn Jobs Out of L.A.
- Liberals work overtime to crush job creation and then they wonder why there is not enough tax money to pay for government.
The number of permits pulled to make porn films in Democrat controlled Los Angeles County has declined an estimated 95 percent — from about 480 issued in 2012 to only 24 through the first nine months of this year — since a law requiring adult film actors to use condoms took effect, officials said Friday.
Film LA, a private nonprofit that issues permits for filming in Los Angeles County, cautioned that its 2012 figures were just an estimate because it did not specifically track porn films until the condom requirement took effect in March 2012 reports the Associated Press.
Now that it does, the organization said only 24 permits were issued this year as of mid-September.
The adult film industry trade group, the Free Speech Coalition, said those numbers show the law adopted by voters is costing the county hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the porn industry employs about 10,000 people as actors or in technical supporting jobs.
Larry Flint of Hustler said, "We won't be doing anything in Los Angeles." He is already making plans to shift production to Mexico, Arizona or Hawaii.
The group's executive director, Diane Duke, said a typical porn film permit costs about $1,000, meaning the county lost about $456,000.
"And if you think about the associated vendors and jobs that have gone elsewhere, I think that speaks volumes about what this is costing," she said.
Duke said some filmmakers went to neighboring counties, while others headed out of state.
Some smaller producers could also be forgoing permits to keep from drawing attention to themselves.
States around California are stealing businesses, jobs
and tax income from the once Golden State.
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Forced government condoms are unconstitutional.