A new tax for games on the horizon? 18 replies

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Hells_rebelion

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#1 10 years ago

Feel free to move this to PUB if need be. (All sources from GameInformer) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Here's the lowdown, Wisconsin state senator has "Suggested" adding a 1% surcharge to all video game related sales to offset juvenile court costs. To top it ALL off the Environmental organization "The Sierra Club" is proposing a similar tax nationwide that would encourage gamers to get off their (Insert word here). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What's the thoughts from you all? Do you all think they should charge us more for what Misguided juveniles have done? Or for choosing a lifestyle of videogames over say, sports? Do you think they should stay out of our business? ~~ Personally I think it's a total growing trend in America to constantly bash games. Yes because food's not the culprit Potato (Boilem mashem stickem in a stew)chips are not bad for us. Selling guns to underage/mentally unstable people are video games faults.




Metall_pingwin

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#2 10 years ago

To be honest, I don't really care. It's 1%, that means you're going to pay fifty cents more for a 50 dollar game.

That would encourage gamers to get off their (Insert word here"

I don't understand where such an interpretation of the tax came from. Fifty cents isn't going to stop anybody from playing video games, and you can bet it wasn't their motive from proposing such a tax.

Really, I never did understand the big deal people make taxing out to be. Especially in this case, the video game industry is one of the biggest ever, and if the government can capitalize on it greatly, for almost no cost to the players, then let them. It's utterly selfish to start flipping out because you don't like the idea of being taxed.




Hells_rebelion

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#3 10 years ago

Metall_pingwin;4234311To be honest, I don't really care. It's 1%, that means you're going to pay fifty cents more for a 50 dollar game. [b] I don't understand where such an interpretation of the tax came from. Fifty cents isn't going to stop anybody from playing video games, and you can bet it wasn't their motive from proposing such a tax.

Really, I never did understand the big deal people make taxing out to be. Especially in this case, the video game industry is one of the biggest ever, and if the government can capitalize on it greatly, for almost no cost to the players, then let them. It's utterly selfish to start flipping out because you don't like the idea of being taxed.

No one's flipping out, I'm clearly writing this to inform. People commonly make my informative posts to be something of a rant. I agree 50cents is NOTHING but if I were to predict a future I'd say 50cents isn't the end?

and the reason they are wanting to tax it is to get people to do more outside activities.




Metall_pingwin

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#4 10 years ago

Oh no, I wasn't referring to you, but whoever wrote the article with the wonderful interpretations of the taxations, certainly did flip out (interestingly enough, you seem to agree with such). And you can bet we aren't going to hear the end of this.

Remeber, you can't tax somebody and expect half of them not to throw a hissy fit.




Hells_rebelion

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Metall_pingwin;4234325Oh no, I wasn't referring to you, but whoever wrote the article with the wonderful interpretations of the taxations, certainly did flip out (interestingly enough, you seem to agree with such). And you can bet we aren't going to hear the end of this.

Ahhh ok my bad (lol), being as it's an environmental group I'd say it's also about ecological waste from game manufacturers aswell?




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#6 10 years ago

I saw a chart in gameinformer about how ecologically friendly game/entertainment companies are Nintendo scored a 0, I laughed at that




Johnny Mullet

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#7 10 years ago

They might as well tax my income. Oh wait! I live in America................




crisissuit3

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#8 10 years ago

wtf we already pay enough taxes and now the taxing something that everbody loves. this is worst the the tea thing in coloniol times. BS!!!!!!!!!




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#9 10 years ago
Metall_pingwin;4234311It's utterly selfish to start flipping out because you don't like the idea of being taxed.

Because the idea itself is despicable on every level. It is the DEFINITION of theft. The government takes your money, completely against your will, and uses it for anything they want. Some taxes is bad, but sort of necessary. However unnecessary taxes are just a burden on the taxpayer. If the government doesn't have enough money as it is, maybe they should spend less. If the family has to pinch pennies, so should the government.




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#10 10 years ago

I don't see how it is any different than taxing any other "luxury" good. If memory serves me correctly, there are only two states that don't have any form of sales tax. What is being suggested here is the same as taxing junk food or jewelry.

1% is nothing. I'd fully understand someone being annoyed if it were more like 50%, but it's not.




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