“New York Governor David Paterson [D] has reportedly proposed a so-called ‘iPod tax’ on downloaded music and entertainment services to help his state close a $15.4 billion budget deficit,” The Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal reports.
The Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal continues, “The Daily News reported that Apple Inc.’s products aren’t Paterson’s only targets. He has proposed 88 new fees and taxes that go far beyond, including on movie tickets, taxi rides, soda, beer, wine, cigars, massages, cable and satellite TV.”
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MacDailyNews Take: How about spending less of the taxpayers’ money? Oh, sorry, how silly of us.
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