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Originally Posted by rkswat Sorry but people here in the US are a bunch of freakin babies. They want top quality schools for their kids but refuse to be taxed...
04-23-2010, 04:35 PM #41
04-23-2010, 05:34 PM #42
Most of you who say I'm wrong are idiots. Most people are so uneducated that they don't know that we ARE indeed supposed to control the government. What they do, they must have our consent. It's called Consent of The Governed. Obviously none of you have paid attention when you were in Civics and Economics when you were in 8th Grade
04-23-2010, 05:52 PM #43
I'm sticking with free music. I don't even remember voting for Pat Quinn or see signs about him.
04-23-2010, 06:10 PM #44
Ok, honestly, I live in California and we have always been taxed on iTunes purchases (thanks to the fact that Apple has a physical presence in California).
That being said, I don't think that it's right to tax in states that don't have a physical presence, there are logistical reasons that this won't work at a bare minimum.
As for those that are saying we complain about being taxed too much, let's look at how much we really pay in taxes:
Income Tax: 10%-80%
Sale Tax (L.A. County in California): 9.75%
Property Tax: 2%-10%
Vehicle Registration: $100-$300 per year
Then there are all sorts of other taxes:
"Sin" Tax (Taxes on cigarettes, Alcohol and such, since I don't use these things, I really don't care how much they are taxed though)
In reality we do not get anywhere near what we pay into the system and could do a lot better. We pay more than enough taxes, states and the federal government need to learn how to make tough budget choices and cut spending.
In all honesty though I don't buy too many things through iTunes (except a few Apps), most things we get as digital media come with physical media, I.E. bluray combo packs.
Last edited by cmwade77; 04-23-2010 at 06:12 PM.
04-23-2010, 06:55 PM #45
what ever happened to the billions of dollars in taxes they got for building the stadium for the olympics that we didn't even get?
04-23-2010, 07:22 PM #46
Maybe they are planning on people pirating. The government makes a ton of money when they catch people pirating music and movies. Maybe they figure this will lead to more money by taxing or going after the Pirates.
04-23-2010, 08:31 PM #47
In New Mexico it costs me $1.07 too for a .99 download. States are losing a ton of taxes through online purchases. I buy nearly everything online. I only get groceries (no tax) and soap, shampoo, etc. (taxable) in the store.
When was the last time you went to the store to buy a DVD, Hard drive, pc, mac. Even shoes and clothes. This is all money paid out of state and not taxed generally. So if my shopping habits have changed and I never visit brick-n-mortars, should I never pay taxes on those items again? I don't think so.
04-23-2010, 08:41 PM #48
04-23-2010, 08:46 PM #49
People still use limewire?!
04-23-2010, 09:28 PM #50
04-23-2010, 09:30 PM #51
psshh this article is giving a completely deceptive view of the issue at hand. 6.25% taxes is like nothing. Although I hate paying taxes as much as the next guy, illinois has some serious problems and I don't think a tiny itunes tax and fiscal shaving of the budget should cause any uproar.
If I were to buy a CD, I'd have to pay taxes anyway and we don't see any uproar about that. I just hope apple lobbies don't bully stuff like this away because I have no doubt they'll bs about how this is not fair for people, when all their interested in is their ever-climbing profits.
04-23-2010, 09:59 PM #52
But please stay off the talk about torrents and warez and cracked apps as it is not allowed.
04-24-2010, 12:33 AM #53
wow this kinda sucks since i live in illinois.
04-24-2010, 01:12 AM #54
This is a joke! Can u say P2P!!!
04-24-2010, 11:07 AM #55
In Texas, I'm already charged tax on downloads from iTunes...
04-24-2010, 08:55 PM #56
These are some of the reasons why hackers exist. =/
04-25-2010, 07:50 AM #57
MN also gets charged a tax with iTunes.
04-30-2010, 03:49 PM #58
i get taxed already in texas
$4.99 app comes out to like $5.34
12-21-2010, 09:43 AM #59
Humanity...prime example of weakness
05-10-2011, 09:25 PM #60
IMPLYING that's where the money actually goes. Welfare anyone?