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Joe Biden wants a tax on violent video games

#1ThamauturgePosted 5/15/2013 7:56:21 PM
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.

As Geek.com correctly notes, this sort of concern is nothing new. The Obama Administration has funded research into the effects of violent video games on young people following the Sandy Hook tragedy, and is in fact a common theme in the wake of any major national tragedy. At this point there's no indication that Graham's suggestion will come to fruition, with Vice President Biden eventually concluding that a study should be made on the effects violent video games have on developing brains.


http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/05/15/joe-biden-sees-no-legal-problem-with-taxing-violent-video-games

inb4 liberals defend him
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#2harcoreblazerPosted 5/15/2013 7:57:31 PM
MURICA!!!!

Someone had to say it.
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#3GunzleaderPosted 5/15/2013 7:59:28 PM
can't have our guns or videogames stuff it old man.
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#4crazyman32Posted 5/15/2013 7:59:54 PM
He is a moron
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#5AlltraPosted 5/15/2013 8:00:37 PM
Good, while he's at it, he should tax violent words and behaviors too. Every time you act or say something violently, you owe him a nickle.
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#6plasticman13Posted 5/15/2013 8:01:00 PM
Can we tax dumbasses too?
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#7AlltraPosted 5/15/2013 8:01:21 PM
He'd be the first one in line to pay the tax if we did.
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#8BioShock111583Posted 5/15/2013 8:01:24 PM
I think the bigger problem here is this "Reverend".
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#9jammiesPosted 5/15/2013 8:03:58 PM
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.

What kind of sense is that? My favorite violent video games include hand-to-hand, blunt object(hammers), and slicing(swords). Why should my violent game tax money be wasted on gun violence victims? I say use it to build cat parks! There are enough dog parks around, and it's high time cats had a place to hang out.

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#10PrinceOfHotPosted 5/15/2013 8:04:51 PM
Politicians always give affirmations to stupid stuff they never agree with. That's why they contradict themselves all the time. We should start taxing Politician's for saying stupid things, that would make our country like fresh magic.