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Title: Moron Republican from Missouri wants "Violent" Video Game Tax
Post by: The True Adonis on January 16, 2013, 09:48:56 AM
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http://www.gamespot.com/news/missouri-rep-wants-violent-game-tax-6402471
Missouri rep wants violent-game tax
January 16, 2013 6:13AM PST
Eddie Makuch
By Eddie Makuch, News Editor

HB 157 would charge a 1 percent excise tax on games rated T, M, or AO in Missouri; revenue derived would go towards mental health programs.

If a new bill becomes law, gamers in Missouri could pay a "violent-game" tax in the near future. Missouri representative Diane Franklin (R-123rd District) introduced HB 157 (via PC Gamer) to the state's General Assembly this week, proposing all games rated T, M, or AO carry a 1 percent excise tax.

Revenue derived from this initiative would be deposited into the state's general revenue fund and be used only for the treatment of mental health conditions associated with "exposure" to violent video games.

According to the bill, "immediate action" is necessary to protect and ensure the mental health of those exposed to violent video games. In addition, it claims that such a bill is necessary for the "immediate preservation of public health, welfare, peace, and safety."

HB 157 was introduced to the Missouri General Assembly January 14, exactly one month after the schoolhouse massacre in Newtown, Conn. that left 20 children and six adults dead.

This is not the first time a state representative has introduced a bill seeking to tax violent games. In January 2012, Oklahoma state representative Will Fourkiller (D. 86th District) introduced a bill that would charge a 1 percent excise tax, with revenue derived to be given to the state's obesity-fighting and anti-bullying funds.

This bill was defeated a month later.


Title: Re: Moron Republican from Missouri wants "Violent" Video Game Tax
Post by: Stark on January 16, 2013, 09:53:26 AM
good copy paste job from reddit Adam


Title: Re: Moron Republican from Missouri wants "Violent" Video Game Tax
Post by: Archer77 on January 16, 2013, 09:54:16 AM
Pure deflection.  Instead of addressing the underlying problem of violence in our society they find something to blame it on.  The bible is violent, why not charge a tax on every bible sold. I mean, how many religious wackos have engaged in violence because of that book.  What I see here is just an excuse to raise taxes.


Title: Re: Moron Republican from Missouri wants "Violent" Video Game Tax
Post by: The True Adonis on January 16, 2013, 09:55:20 AM
good copy paste job from reddit Adam
Nope.  Try again.


Title: Re: Moron Republican from Missouri wants "Violent" Video Game Tax
Post by: Bad Boy Dazza on January 16, 2013, 09:56:32 AM
Any excuse to tax people more.


Title: Re: Moron Republican from Missouri wants "Violent" Video Game Tax
Post by: Stark on January 16, 2013, 09:57:17 AM
Pure deflection.  Instead of addressing the underlying problem of violence in our society they find something to blame it on.  The bible is violent, why not charge a tax on every bible sold. I mean, how many religious wackos have engaged in violence because of that book.  What I see here is just an excuse to raise taxes.

Its just politicians to carve out some political game out of a currently shitty situation, its by no means a new tactic.


Title: Re: Moron Republican from Missouri wants "Violent" Video Game Tax
Post by: Wiggs on January 16, 2013, 09:59:17 AM
Dumb C unt.

Cant Understand Normal Thinking = C U N T


Title: Re: Moron Republican from Missouri wants "Violent" Video Game Tax
Post by: Stark on January 16, 2013, 10:06:49 AM
Dumb C unt.

Cant Understand Normal Thinking = C U N T

whoohow!!! wiggs is in a bad mood today :D