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Oklahoma politician wants to tax violent video gam

dotarray (1747900) writes | more than 2 years ago

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dotarray (1747900) writes "According to an Oklahoma politician, video games help cause many problems affecting the youth of today, but they can also help solve those same problems.

Representative William Fourkiller, a Democrat, has proposed a 1% tax on every video game sold which has a Teen, Mature or Adults Only rating. He explains that half of the money would go towards helping to get kids playing outside, while the other half would be placed into a bullying prevention fund."

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mattventura (1408229) | more than 2 years ago | (#38900423)

If this becomes widespread, then I can forsee video game makers and sellers scrapping the rating system to avoid this tax. You know how far corporations will go for their money. Personally, I think no tax of the sort should exist. A tax should be on all video games or none, but you would have to separate "video game" from a simple computer program. If windows comes with a couple games, does that mean windows is a game?
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