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Old 01-26-2006, 01:27 PM   #1
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Glad I dont live in Texas

You know... I am starting to think that Texas brews more and more idioits...

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Texas politician proposes 100 percent game tax
[UPDATE] Republican primary candidate wants to eliminate property taxes by heavily taxing games the government deems "violent."
Though incumbent Governor Rick Perry is almost assured to win the Republican nomination for this year's gubernatorial election in Texas, he does face three longshot challengers. One of them, Corpus Christi rancher Star Locke, has proposed eliminating property taxes in the Lone Star State with revenue from taxing three things he finds undesirable. Specifically, Locke is proposing a $10,000 per-abortion tax on medical clinics that perform abortions and a 50 percent tax on all sodas "contains added glucose, fructose, sucrose to the beverage for sale to humans."

[UPDATE] However, gamers will be especially alarmed by the third part of Locke's property-tax-relief proposal--a 100 percent tax on "violent video games." According to the candidate's official Web site, the candidate would impose "The Family Security & Protection Act" when elected. Section 4 of the act calls for "levy a 100 percent of price sales cost tax for the sale on ... any video game containing any form of human violence."

"I take the position that the Founding Fathers took: that the power to tax is the power to destroy," Locke told the Amarillo Globe News. "So our concept is that we need to tax things we don't want and you want to not tax things that you want to encourage."

However, in the unlikely event he is sent to the governor's mansion, Locke would create a 10-member board that label games as violent. According to the Globe, the tax itself would be levied against the publishers of said games--and quickly. "Once it's reviewed, the tax would be levied swiftly," he said.

[UPDATE] Locke's other platform promises call for the repeal of all alcoholic beverage laws and a 50 percent "grease tax" on "upon all food prepared by deep-frying or cooking in any form of oil or grease for human consumption."
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Old 01-26-2006, 01:30 PM   #2
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WOW! Thats nuts!
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Old 01-26-2006, 01:42 PM   #3
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Doesn't look like i have anythign worry about, never heard of him.
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Old 01-26-2006, 01:53 PM   #4
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Texans should rise up and slap this fool
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Old 01-26-2006, 02:01 PM   #5
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People will just order what they want online or just buy from another state.

I never ceased to be amazed at how comfortable politicians seem to be at taking away civil rights.
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Old 01-26-2006, 02:05 PM   #6
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People will just order what they want online or just buy from another state.

I never ceased to be amazed at how comfortable politicians seem to be at taking away civil rights.
And it gets worse ever day all in the name of making the USA a better place.
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Old 01-26-2006, 02:13 PM   #7
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One of the great things about this country is the extremes that we have. I'm sure somewhere there is a Lettuce Party candidate that wants to tax Beef 100%. Unfortunately I'm not well travelled so I have never lived in another country, but I'm sure there are plenty of examples. This guy just sounds like he's looking for headlines. I've never been to Texas, but I'd like to visit.
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Old 01-26-2006, 02:18 PM   #8
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Texans should rise up and slap this fool
There was once another fool they should'a rose up and slapped, but I digress.
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Old 01-26-2006, 02:20 PM   #9
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Unfortunately I'm not well travelled so I have never lived in another country, but I'm sure there are plenty of examples.
You mean like the Porn Star politician in Italy? What was her name?
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Old 01-26-2006, 02:29 PM   #10
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Being a Texan, I often, not sometimes, despair....
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