This piece, written by Zack Christenson, discusses the consequences of high taxes on wireless consumers — taxes now topping 20% in seven states and growing. A new proposal in Florida seeks to reverse that trend. The piece is published in the Daily Caller.
Earlier this month, House members introduced a new bill that would make the Internet Tax Freedom Act permanent. First passed in 1998, the Internet Tax Freedom Act was a 15-year ban on the taxation of Internet access. The bill has been continually extended in a patchwork fashion, most recently at the end of 2014 to […]
The fight over net neutrality continues to rage as more tech companies just recently join the fight. This time, though, 60 major tech companies joined to come out against Title II reclassification, which would reclassify broadband as a public utility under the Telecommunications Act, much the same as telephone lines currently are. Title II reclassification […]
The following quote comes from Multichannel News and the entire piece can be read online: “Internet Service Providers currently pay taxes, as do many other businesses. Telecommunications services and public utility services also pay taxes, but generally higher rates. The Internet Tax Freedom Act does not change any of that,” said ACI President Steve Pociask. “As […]
Former Governor Ed Rendell doesn’t want the oil price decrease wasted on consumers. He wants a quick hike in the federal gas tax to capture those funds before consumers get used to paying less and using the money to pay family bills or out-of-pocket medical deductibles. It is insulting to pretend that consumers are too […]
Federal Appeal Courts have twice tossed the FCC’s attempts to impose populist regulations called Net Neutrality on the Internet Service providers offering broadband service. The FCC was harangued into forbidding providers from the notion of offering “fast lanes” for services that work better at higher speed. Populists powered by “one-size-fits-all” thinking refuse to pay for […]
The American Consumer Institute sent an Ex Parte letter to the commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission explaining how the proposed reclassification of broadband services from an “information service” to a “telecommunications service” under Title II regulations would subject broadband services to a full array of new taxes, which means that consumers will be paying substantially more for their broadband services. A PDF of […]
Taxes on your wireless services remain at all an all-time high — 10 percent higher than taxes on other goods and services — and without some close attention from fair-minded legislators, these wireless-service taxes will continue to place an unfair and discriminatory cost burden on consumers, particularly the poor and underprivileged. And things could get […]
What do the national debt, Social Security, and many defined benefit pensions have in common? No one expects the citizens of one generation to pay their own way. In recent years, only part of current federal spending is covered by current tax collections – the rest is funded from borrowed money that future generations are […]
This piece, written by Alan Daley, discusses another drain on our taxes, but one that we typically don’t consider — the public costs expended in saving people who have put themselves in dangerous and hostile situations, or what he refers to as the “socialized costs of misadventures.” To read and print the price, visit Real Clear Policy.