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  • ventanger - March 20, 2013 11:12 a.m.

    Why would we want to give anyone tax breaks? After all, those rich corporate fat cats need to pay their fair share! Or something.
  • Tronto13 - March 20, 2013 12:28 p.m.

    Because making games is expensive, tax breaks make it cheaper and therefore provide an incentive for publishers to base studios in the country. No tax breaks make it more expensive to make games in a country so studios are more likely to be moved out of the country to places that do offer them. Therefore less jobs and a decline in the British gaming industry.
  • ventanger - March 20, 2013 1:39 p.m.

    If your argument is that tax breaks create jobs, why not give everyone tax breaks? Except that the reason it has to have such a high tax rate is because of all the country's unfunded obligations. Other countries can have a lower rate because they practice better financial austerity, artificially lowering the cost of doing business if they pass a "cultural test" (which itself is deeply creepy) just creates a higher debt. Er... I mean... FAIR SHARE FAIR SHARE MAKE THEM PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE!
  • christopherwesten - March 20, 2013 6:55 p.m.

    Where'd you get your degree in Economics? The bottom of a cereal box? Let's start from the top; Key Word: Unfunded, Where does funding come from? Taxes!! States and Principalities also pay out dividends and take loans on all different kinds of bonds to fund projects they cant afford. Do you really think a $500 million dollar construction project will be paid from the vault whilst having enough money to cover schools, courts, libraries and police among other things. So if you want to talk about financial stability, let me know what country you're talking about. North Korea? Any democratical country or social republic will have this same problem. debt. So when i see the UK taking a lesson from George Bush's few accomplishments; a stimulus and a tax break. You save more money, you spend more money and fill the government's pockets with more taxes: It's the cycle of greed and as for giving everyone tax breaks. Get your sister pregnant and you'll get an extra $2000 next April.
  • GamesRadarCollanderCooper - March 20, 2013 7:16 p.m.

    Are you nuts? You can stick your head in the sand as much as you want but the last decade has proven that supply-side economics simply doesn't work. George Bush financially ruined us by putting tax cuts, the Iraq War, and a prescription drug benefit all on America's credit card. 40% of the tax cuts went to the top 1% of Americans in the form of dividend tax cuts. In regards to the stimulus: Bush's own Council of Economic Advisers said it only reduced unemployment by 190,000 jobs. America needs to create 190,000 jobs every MONTH just to keep up with growth. So Bush helped the economy for one month. Their forecast also stated that over a 5-year period the stimulus only added one percentage point to GDP. That's 0.2% a year.
  • Tjwoods18 - March 20, 2013 8:21 p.m.

    One problem with stimulus spending, companies and consumers have to be willing to spend that money. Year after year corporations get billions in corporate tax relief and yet they do not utilize that extra budget room unless they can make a profit off of it. Consumers are the same way. Bush gave stimulus checks straight to citizens through the mail and a majority of them did not spend it like the government hoped, but instead they saved it.

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