Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Internet Tax Ban

Proving that even that worst American president in my lifetime can sometimes do a good thing, President Bush signed a ban on internet taxes last Friday.

Unlike many people, I'm not against paying taxes. There are things that any government does that need to be done, and need to be paid for. The chances of an internet being used wisely are close to zero. If a net tax was used to pay for public bandwidth, provide net access to low income people, or even just to keep our schools up to date with modern computers and software, then I would be for it. But that wasn’t likely to be the case, so I think banning internet taxes is the right way to go – at least for now.

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