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Monday, December 3, 2018

Chicago’s New PlayStation Tax Shows Just How Greedy Politicians Can Really Be

By: Brittany Hunter
FEE


If it moves, tax it.” That’s government’s eternal motto, as Ronald Reagan quipped. To this, the city government of Chicago has added, “If it amuses, tax it.”

A few weeks ago, PlayStation 4 users in Chicago were shocked when they turned on their consoles and saw a message from Sony. The message informed users that as of November 14, 2018, they would be required to pay a 9 percent “amusement tax” for PlayStation subscriptions such as PlayStation Now, PlayStation Plus, PlayStation Music, and others.

Read more at The Foundation for Economic Education.

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