Here comes the video game tax
"If you drive a car, I'll tax the street, If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat. If you get too cold I'll tax the heat, If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet."
George Harrison summed it up nicely in his song The Taxman.
The government will tax anything it can tax. The government has its own interests to look after. It has employeees that expect good pay. It has programs that society simply can't be without (according to those in the government). These things take money. Your money.
(From CBS Chicago)
“You are just playing in the comfort of your living room playing PlayStation–why do you have to be taxed on it–makes no sense,” said PlayStation gamer David Kim. “Why should I have to pay extra (if) I didn’t have to pay before, why do I have to pay now?”
You have to pay because the city of Chicago says you MUST pay. That is the way of the world and you might as well capitulate to City Hall now.
Who do you think you are? Your own person who is worthy of the simple dignity of playing a video game in your home without politicians forcing you to pay for the privelage? No no son. The government knows best. Now get back in your mom's basement and shut up.