Locke, according to The Amarillo Globe News, wants "to do away with property taxes statewide" while taxing "violent games" and a myriad of other things (i.e. abortions and soft drinks) a whopping 50%. He sees these taxes as "the power to destroy. So our concept is that we need to tax things we don't want and you want to not tax things you want to encourage.
Update: Actually, it seems the article quoted in the story is incorrect; Locke calls for a 100% tax. As stated on his website:
"[a] This COMMISSION shall levy a 100% of price sales cost tax for the sale on all item listed below: 1 . any video game containing any form of human violence."
I didn't see the part where the property taxes would actually be traded
for the BS taxes; I guess it helps to read the article. That, and have a shot, then
try to write Hemmingway.
The problem is that they say taxes have the power to destroy, which is ultimately the effect of taxes, regardless of intent. People such as this exist
, and I haven't the power outside a one-way-trip assassination attempt to stop it. They clearly do not have the 'consent of the governed' in this, but I doubt should such a bill come to duck, they wouldn't bother giving the people a chance to vote on it. We the Sheeple
, would rather watch CSI and think we're becoming amateur forensics by it, as if we learned somehow to watch all the little details.
Awesome Spume - Don't wrinkle my sheets Son, I was in combat before your brainpan held
a litre. Southern California, Uncle Sam's Arena. Little Red shirts, going to war over little bags of White, with the little Blue shirts, while St. Kalashnikov kept score. The ball brought to us by Contra Force - a little snow to fund the War on Winter.
Conspiracy Theory isn't about taxes on tin foil hats, just the Loose Change that slips through tiny holes in tiny pockets, before the State rockets come screaming in to blast your trousers to ashes. What crime?It's just a goddamned piece of paper.
It's not so much that a man should rape a little girl, then get sentenced 60 days in jail for it, it's the idea that anyone would rape a little girl in the first place that bothers me. Who cares the likelyhood
of the taxes passing? If not merely on the march for a little time on a little chair - 'a sad little King on a sad little hill
' - the man obviously wants to punish those who don't eat their porridge with their left hand while on their right hand standing.
Soda? You think a can of fizz, sugar and phosphoric acid pays for your national healthcare? No my Son, you don't
pay the equivalent of $3.00_USD for a two-litre bottle. You pay the equivalent of £1.29_GBP for a two-litre bottle. It’s simple economic equivalency. I make $6.00_USD an hour at my job, and on your side of the pond, for the same job, you make £6.00_GBP an hour. True as it ever was that the sun never sets on the British Empire. Don’t get me wrong, you’re not to be blame for anything, certainly not consenting to a state-owned monopoly on health care supply. By the way, just between old rivals – how’s your teeth?
It comes again to the Frank Zappa argument, as it always has – I don’t want the State telling me how smart my child is or what magnitude of maturity per age group will be recognized by the People at large. I’ll trade No Child Left Behind for no child held back in this case.