The latest bad news in consumer taxes is suitably framed against a backdrop of by terrorist and hacker disruptions and by disappointments from automobile recalls, excessive drug prices and the chronic bickering over how to increase income taxes.

During 2016, governments decided again to impose higher taxes on our innocent and productive uses of wireless mobile services. Just this week, the Tax Foundation reports that taxes and fees on wireless consumers jumped to a record high at 18.6% of the average U.S. customer’s monthly bill, meaning the typical 4-handset household is pays $225 per year in taxes, fees and government surcharges.

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