osewalrus (osewalrus) wrote,

Keep Azeroth Tax Free!

With massive budget deficits, an ever-increasing trade deficit, and fear that our aging population will be unable to support spiraling Social Security and Medicare costs, the Republicans have finally begun to consider softening their hardline stance against imposing new taxes.

Bad news, rather than try to raise revenue from companies locating off shore or megacorps enjoying windfall taxes from manipulating oil prices, the Republicans prefer to tax "virtual places" like Azeroth and Second Life's "the World".

I know the current crop of Republicans tend to live in a happy fantasy world where we we are treated like liberators in Iraq, all Americans are enjoying the benefits of our booming economy, and deregulation cures cancer and whitens your teeth, but GOOD GRIEF!

I swear to God, it's like Terry Prachet working with Neal Stephenson instead of Neil Gaiman.

What's next, real estate taxes on Boardwalk and Park Place? Capital gains taxes on Yahoo's “virtual portfolio” tracker? Income tax every time I fantasize about winning the lottery?

More on my professional blog: http://www.wetmachine.com/totsf/item/622

Remember, we fight the Covenant on Halo so we don't have to fight them here!

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