Friday, April 7, 2017

Gross Excess Tax

The Boob Tube
The best things in life may be free, but they don't generate any sales tax revenue. Not to be outdone, David McSweeney doesn't think your streaming Internet video should generate sales tax revenue either:
The Illinois House on Wednesday passed a resolution opposing a new sales tax on cable TV and streaming services such as Netflix. The resolution, introduced by Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, takes aim at Senate Bill 9, which is part of the so-called grand bargain package of budget bills being considered in the Senate.
Rep. David McSweeney passes resolution opposing 'Netflix tax'
McSweeney, Lake County's corporeal State Representative, last month sponsored a similar measure to block a tax on soda:
State Representative David McSweeney has been joined by 66 fellow members of the Illinois House of Representatives in sponsoring House Resolution 148, which opposes any new taxes on beverages
Consumer watchdogs had kudos for McSweeney: "The people of Illinois do not want their right to binge infringed. Thanks to Rep McSweeney they can binge on their favorite carbonated beverage while binge-watching their favorite Netflix shows. We urge Rep McSweeney to also pass legislation to protect the rights of binge-eaters and binge-gamblers and binge-smokers."

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