Spreading the news on "the iTax"

We're not excited about the prospect of a tax on digital music sales, either -- but Jimmy, why you gotta go and do that to Frank?!?

That is, of course, Jim Tedisco. He's put up a site to campaign against David Paterson's proposal to tax sales of music downloads in New York State.

Maybe we need a tax on karaoke instead.


I can't believe people vote for this guy... does her EVER turn down a chance to be on camera

He should have closed with the line, "We want to be known as NY, the Empire State, not NY, the Vampire State."

Has a better (and truer) ring.

Btw, he lost me at the line about donating .99 cents. Too obvious, bub.

What's with the shaky camera? I can only assume the camera man is doing everything he possibly can to contain his laughter. It's the only thing that makes sense.

Taxes? I don't pay no stinkin' taxes! Limewire.

I probably spend $100 per year on Amazon and Apple Store downloads for a total of eight dollars per year. It's not a lot of money, and assuming that I also have a broadband subscription, a PC, and an MP3 player, it's assumed that I can also afford an extra eight cents per tune for a luxury I want but don't need. Had I bought these songs in a brick and mortar store I would have paid it anyway. Doesn't Mr. Tedisco have bigger fish to fry, like controlling the rising costs of public transportation that many people really do need?

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