Leave it to Hustler
publisher Larry Flynt
to come up with a plan to get America -- or at least metro East St. Louis
-- moving again.
On Wednesday the outspoken Flynt (right) joined forces with Girls Gone Wild
CEO Joe Francis
to ask Congress for a $5 billion bailout of the adult entertainment industry. According to CNN
, the pornographers acknowledge that the industry itself is in no financial danger. Still, they feel Americans could use a boost these days.
"People are too depressed to be sexually active," Flynt said. "This is very unhealthy as a nation. Americans can do
without cars and such but they cannot do without sex."
Flynt operates a Hustler Club
in the economically depressed town of Washington Park
, Illinois. Though other southwestern Illinois enclaves known for their "gentleman clubs" -- Sauget
-- could surely benefit from a financial stimulus other than $1 bills.
-- Chad Garrison