Nevada Brothel Causes Stir With Stimulus Request

There is an interesting controversy brewing in Nevada over stimulus money and morality. Bella Cummins is the owner of a lawful small business who initially refused an emergency loan under the pandemic stimulus money. The reason? Her business is a brothel.  The CARES Act makes no distinction between moral and immoral businesses so long as they are lawful (and such a distinction in my view would challengeable). Brothels are lawful in Nevada.  Yet, Cummins was eventually allowed to apply for the loan but there are objections to giving stimulus money to an over-stimulating business.

Cummins has allowed her workers to remain on the property at Bella’s Hacienda Ranch in Wells, Nevada.  Her business was deemed nonessential.  While some might disagree, that distinction seems perfectly reasonable.  However, that still leaves the fact that when she went to Nevada State Bank to apply for an emergency loan from the Small Business Administration the bank balked.

Given social distancing rules, this is one business that will face the greatest delay and downturn in recovering from the pandemic.  Social distancing would seem the antithesis of the business model of a brothel.

Since applying for federal help earlier this week, the SBA has notified Cummins that her application to the Paycheck Protection Program for some $70,000 has been approved. However, she was then told by the bank that the funds were put on hold. It is not clear if that is based on the nature of her business or simply a pause in the program.

The question remains about the objections and whether there will be a move to limit future loans.  In my view, such restrictions would be arbitrary and discriminatory.  As many on this blog know, I have been a long critic of morality legislation. This is simply another variation in forcing citizens to adhere to majoritarian morals in my view if the loan is denied or the regulations changed on the basis of the business.

189 thoughts on “Nevada Brothel Causes Stir With Stimulus Request”

  1. What is their rate of infection so far? I had to do a real deep tongue in cheek to get that one printed without laughing to hard to type.

  2. Are cannabis dispensaries eligible? The high taxes of some dem controlled utopias have only made the black market stronger.
    The wizards of smart never read Of Mice and Men.
    It is legal in that state and it was before the Fundamental Transformation.
    Legal and ethical got deleted by pen and phone as part of the Great Leap Forward.

    1. Yep, he or she mentioned that his or her husband is a doctor, and his or her daughter is a pharmacist.

      S/he’s also said that s/he was “a miner” once upon a time.

  3. Morality?? My god! If moality was an issue in funding, most of wall Street would be sent to the gallows instead of sent monetary rewards. The entire George II administration should have spent their last seconds staring at the blade of the Guitenne! Don’t get me wrong; I don’t despise just the Conservatives: it has taken a treasonous collaboration of both parties to destroy the world’s greatest nation. Dr. Guitenne where are you?

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    STUDY: BLACKS, HOMELESS, ILLEGALS, ELDERLY BIDEN VOTERS DYING OF CORONAVIRUS COULD COST HIM ELECTION – politico dot com

    PROTECT THEM ALL AT NANCY ANTOINETTE’S CASTLE *

    …* if they can get past the armed guards and mountains of pricey ice cream

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    DO NOT IINGEST OR INJECT LYSOL. BLEACH. OR ANY CLEANING PRODUCTS INTO YOUR BODY!!

    1. I knew that when Trump talked about Bleach that the MSM would pervert what he was saying. Trump recognized it as well so he provided the warning to the MSM. I don’t know yet if the MSM has already pushed that talking point but here we have it from one of the dumber than dumb.

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