Am I the only one who found this article accusatory, specifically the first sentence? The congress is simply going to discuss the matter and decide whether or not it's worthwhile or necessary to tax online income and this somehow implies greed? Joe sounds like he's demonizing them just for DISCUSSING the matter. They are still nowhere near enacting anything like this, and it's anyones guess whether or not they will. There are thousands, if not tens of thousands of people who make hefty amounts of money by selling virtual goods. It's as much of a taxable income as anything if this is what a person does for a living. If anything a law like this should be a positive; it adds legitimacy to a very quickly growing online business model. Ask yourself this question. Bob over there makes $1200 a month selling virtual goods in Second Life. He makes a full living off of this income and does not have a "normal" job. Jim across the street is a gas station attendant that makes $1200 dollars a month gross and on top of that has all of his income taxed and tapped by social security. Being a gas station attendant is Jim's only source of income and his only full-time job. Why should Bob be able to make all of this income completely tax free doing what is essentially his full-time job where as Jim's hit with income tax every single week?