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United States Vice President Joe Biden has suggested there would be "no legal reason" why taxing violent video games would be an issue.

The Vice President's declaration came in response to a suggestion made by Reverend Franklin Graham at a gun legislation strategy meeting held at the White House recently. Graham, who attended the meeting alongside 19 other religious representatives, put forth the idea that violent video games should be taxed. According to Politico.com, attendees at the meeting said that Biden responded favourably to the Reverend's idea, going so far as to say there would be “no restriction on the ability to do that, there’s no legal reason why they couldn't."

It was suggested by Graham that proceeds of the tax would go towards victims of gun violence and their families, according to the website's sources.

 

 

 

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I swear, this is some stupid crap.  Just finding another gateway to tax us.  

 

Try to keep this as non "democratic vs republican" as possible.  I think we can all agree from both sides of the house and other countries that may follow suite that this is BULL.

 

Please be aware of what these idiots are cooking up.

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Now define the word "violent" for me. I have seen some "Violent" crashes in Dirt3. Don't let the camel's nose in the tent. Pretty soon the Sims and Farm simulator will be taxed. Ridiculous.
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post #3 of 63
If they would go down this path, where would they stop?

Plastic toy guns, GI Joe dolls, war documentaries, history books, Saving Private Ryan?

Would they put some extra hefty taxes on the bible? There's plenty of violence in there...
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yep tax video games and let 5 year olds have guns without background checks..clearly the video game is the problem. america is a bizarre land, at least half the country is...
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Gee I guess they will soon be taxing MLP: Fighting is Magic now won't they. rolleyessmileyanim.gif

Seriously this is ridiculous, Next thing you know we will be taxed for owning a PC or console. kookoo.gif
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Almost as dumb as the Hybrid car tax in Virginia. Virginia is going to put a yearly tax on people with hybrids to make up for the revenue they stand to lose from those people not being hit with gas tax. What's next?

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you know what SHOULD be taxed... religious organizations. yessir.gif


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Would they put some extra hefty taxes on the bible? There's plenty of violence in there...

One can only hope so!
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yep tax video games and let 5 year olds have guns without background checks..clearly the video game is the problem. america is a bizarre land, at least half the country is...

How about no?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_law_in_the_United_States#Prohibited_persons

Taxing video games based on violence is a ridiculous proposition. One that I highly doubt will come to pass.
 
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Ugh. It's tough not to be political here, but I will say it's sad to see our rights slowly slipping away.

As for the games themselves, how are they going to decide which ones get this special tax if it happens? The ESRB? Please, they can't rate themselves out of a paper bag.

What scares me a little is that if lawmakers push this, it could end up being a blanket tax on all of our games. That's just what the gaming industry needs, another cost to hit them where it hurts... I don't like it at all, and don't like seeing developers going under as it is.
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All taxes are theft, simple as that.
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“no restriction on the ability to do that, there’s no legal reason why they couldn't."
It was suggested by Graham that proceeds of the tax would go towards victims of gun violence and their families, according to the website's sources.

Progressives; the only people who love charity so much they're willing to force other people to donate money at gunpoint.
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