WI governor proposes state sales tax on downloads

Wisconsin’s Democratic governor thinks it’s not fair that tangible items get taxed while downloads, like music, ebooks, software, etc., go completely untaxed. So, he proposes to rectify the situation by having Wisconsin’s 5% state sales tax apply to Internet downloads. This is kind of like that famous hoax about how the USPS wants to charge people 5 cents for e-mail messages, except it’s for real. What a dumb idea.
WI governor proposes state sales tax on downloads