...or is it just Elliot Spitzer’s absence that caused the downturn?
Nevada’s legal brothels have managed to survive through some tough situations. Their latest problem, however, could prove to be too much. According to George Flint, Director of the Nevada Brothel Owners’ Association, revenue for the 25 businesses in his membership organization is down by as much as 45 percent. The reason: Sex for money may be recession resistant but it’s not recession proof. “Business is in a lower slump than I’ve ever seen it before,” Flint says.
Sales are flaccid?
...Several of the hardest hit are the houses of prostitution in Nevada’s rural northern areas, which get roughly 60 percent of their business from truckers. “Some of these brothels are out in the middle of nowhere so fuel prices have an effect, says Dennis Hof, owner of the infamous Moonlite Bunny Ranch. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, diesel on the West Coast now costs $4.87 per gallon. That means truckers could easily spend $1,000 to fill up their tanks, leaving them with little extra cash and less likely to take a detour. For bordello owners, relocating to more central locations is impossible. Under Nevada law, brothels can only operate in counties with fewer than 400,000 residents.
If only there were some kind of stimulus package! Dennis Hof, you may recall, was a big Ron Paul supporter! ”Pimping for Paul” was featured here on Say Anything back before the Paulster’s campaign was rendered impotent!
Hard to say whether or not the ladies will take this latest set back lying down! Maybe they could switch their allegiance from Paul to Obama? After all, he is the Candidate of Ho...pe!