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Thursday, January 17, 2013

A GOP tax increase on "violent" video games

A Republican Big Brother wants to tax your entertainment

  • Under a GOP bill, entertainment that has not been "approved" by the government would be taxed.
  • Conservative Republicans appear to be unaware that the Bill of Rights exists and that private businesses should be able to run their own affairs. 

Warning: If you’re currently near a wall, desk, table or any solid object, take care while reading this story. You may be struck with an overwhelming urge to bash your head against it.
A Representative of Missouri, Republican Diane Franklin of Camdenton, is calling for a sales tax on violent video games following the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. “Violent,” in this instance, really doesn’t mean what you think it does. 
GOP Dipshit Representative
Diane Franklin

From the proposed bill: “the term ‘violent video game’ means a video or computer game that has received a rating from the Entertainment Software Rating Board of Teen, Mature, or Adult Only”
That means that , if successfully passed, Teen-rated games like The Sims 3, Starcraft 2, EVE Online and Tropico 4 would all be taxed in Missouri on account of how unrepentantly violent they are. 
Seriously, if my eyes rolled any harder it would cause permanent damage.
If passed, the bill would impose a 1% sales tax to violent games, to be used to finance mental health programs and law enforcement measures to prevent mass shootings. No other form of media is being targeted by the proposal.
KSDK report similar legislative attempts in Oklahoma and New Mexico, both of which failed to pass.
George Carlin  -  A video honoring morons like Rep. Franklin

There is no doubt that Dorothy was a serial killer.  Any video games
based on her story would be taxed.

Big Brother Loves Taxes
Nanny State lovers want to tax so-called "violent" video games.  Once a Big Government tax is placed on the content of your entertainment the flood gates will open wide.  Look for taxes on "violent" DVDs, broadcast TV shows, books and films in movie theaters.  Everything from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly to John Wayne to films about Jesus would be taxed.

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