Wednesday, December 17, 2008
NY iPod Tax
Well, Hot Chip made the daily news? Just too bad it's not for a positive event.
Gov. Paterson's proposed $121 billion budget hits New Yorkers in their iPods - and nickels-and-dimes them in lots of other places, too.
Trying to close a $15.4 billion budget gap, Paterson called for 88 new fees and a host of other taxes, including an "iPod tax" that taxes the sale of downloaded music and other "digitally delivered entertainment services."
"We're going to have to take some extreme measures," Paterson said Tuesday after unveiling the slash-and-burn budget. [via]
Well I guess since the state doesn't make a whole lot off of students since we're in school and giving our money to private organizations, Paterson has decided to hit us where it hurts - our iPods. Well Mr. Paterson, you're FMLY's terrorist of the day. By adding taxes to our music you're only giving everyone a great fuckin' reason to illegally download tunes which only takes more money away from the state for the increase in bogus lawsuits. Bravo, seriously.
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