A 50% tax on violent games?

January 25, 2006

Well, that’s what Star Locke of Texas thinks should be done, and if he’s elected for governor, he will do what he can to make that happen.

[quote]Locke said he favors instituting… a 50-percent tax on violent video games.[/quote]

Personally, I think that is a bit ridiculous. That would make any $50 game $75 if it was considered violent (many T rated games could be considered as such), and since many games will be retailing at $60 now, you’re looking at $90 per game. I could maybe understand an extra $5 per game or something as a way to bring in more money, but 50% is just absurd.

I know many of the readers of Snackbar are from Texas, so with that being said, how do you guys feel about the small possibility of this kind of tax?

Source – [url=http://www.amarillo.com/stories/012406/new_3796175.shtml]Amarillo News[/url]

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