24
Sep
07

Internet Taxation

The fine Congresscritters of the US saw fit to ban the taxation of service on Internet connectivity in 1998. Dial-up, DSL, cable… no difference, no taxes. “In a little over a month, Americans will be forced to pay more to access the Internet, receive e-mails on their BlackBerries and use the Internet on their cell phones if the Democratic leadership refuses to allow the Senate to debate and pass this legislation,” Senator John McCain (R-AZ) proclaimed during hearings yesterday. In just a bit, the bill that was already extended once, will expire and customers could see tax bolt-ons to their ISP bills as high as 17%. Instead of nailing down a permanent ban (something that would likely look really good for anyone running for office), our leaders are wasting time talking about silly commercials on TV.

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