There was a time in America when taxes were a manner by which the government raised revenue to fund necessary services. But now, thanks to the American liberal, we see taxes as being a manner of controlling behavior. "I disapprove of your behavior but I can't illegalize it, so I will just tax it." Just another example of the nanny state. The government thinks it can do a better job raising your children than you. I don't even mind the "nanny state" invastion so much as I do the fact that these same people are the ones always on their soapboxes saying how much they "love" freedom. http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080125230108.k05u9plm&show_article=1 US state wants to tax TVs, video games to fight fat, fund education A Democratic lawmaker in New Mexico wants to tax televisions and video games to raise funds to fight childhood obesity and improve education in the state, officials said Friday. "I have asked our legislative council service to prepare the "Leave No Child Inside" bill and am hopeful that it will be ready for me to introduce on Monday," educator-turned-lawmaker Gail Chasey told AFP. "Leave No Child Inside" -- a play on the federal education initiative "No Child Left Behind" -- is backed by grassroots environmental group, the Sierra Club.