Skip to comments.FCC backpedals from Internet tax [Good news!]
Posted on 09/09/2012 7:42:45 PM PDT by upchuck
The Federal Communications Commission is rapidly backpedalling from a proposal to tax broadband Internet service after a public outcry over the issue.
Democrats and Republicans at the agency are now blaming each other for pushing the idea in the first place.
Neil Grace, a spokesman for Chairman Julius Genachowski, said the commission only made the proposal following the urging of Republican Commissioners and members of Congress."
"The Chairman remains unconvinced that including broadband is the right approach, he said.
Robert McDowell, the only Republican on the commission when the proposal was floated earlier this year, flatly rejected that he ever supported the idea.
"I have never suggested taxing broadband Internet access," he told The Hill.
McDowell said he is skeptical that the FCC even has the legal authority to tax Internet service.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
Good. Now lets get rid of all land line taxes.
Since when does the government need legal authority to do anything?
Translation for the usual suspects: “backpeddles”.
“The Chairman remains unconvinced that including broadband is the right approach,
Translation= We have to wait until after the election when we will be more flexible.
We have to keep our eyes on these corrupt government SOB’s because no matter which party they’re in they will try to put that Internet tax into effect as soon as the feel safe to do it.
"Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." - Ronald Reagan - remarks to the White House Conference on Small Business, August 15, 1986
Maybe we’ll use Internet access for a little longer then, instead of dumping it right now ahead of the economic collapse. Friends, don’t let friends bloat and bust on big revenues.
Until after the election if bammy wins.