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Submission + - Oklahoma politician wants to tax violent video gam (playerattack.com) 1

dotarray 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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Oklahoma politician wants to tax violent video gam

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  • 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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