4/07/2010

Breaking campaign promises about taxes yet again

How many times during the presidential campaign did Obama promise not to raise taxes on those making less than $250,000? Those people were not supposed to see any of their taxes go up. Of course, the government health care bill was filled with taxes that will be paid by people at all income levels. Now under the notion that if you have broken a promise ten times already, why not break it a few more times?

The Obama administration has a plan to expand online innovation and boost national public safety. And it wants to do it with more taxes and higher fees.

The massive national broadband plan the Federal Communications Commission released last month proposes creating a national framework for the taxation of digital goods and services and imposing a fee to establish and maintain a national public safety wireless broadband network.

The FCC says the national tax would eliminate the headaches that come with varying state and local taxes on digital goods and services. And the public safety network would help avoid the communication failures among first responders to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

But the proposals are already drawing fierce criticism.

"Americans already suffering from a recession prolonged by Mr. Obama's policies are being asked to concur that raising – yes, raising – taxes on a nationwide basis will somehow 'reduce uncertainty and remove one barrier to online entrepreneurship and investment,'" Timothy Lee, vice president of legal and public affairs for the Center for Individual Freedom, wrote in an opinion article published in the Washington Times. . . .

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2 Comments:

Blogger Hecate said...

I worked on a public safety wireless broadband implementation, and that communications technology will fail faster and harder in a Katrina-magnitude natural disaster than any other.

Lying as usual.

4/07/2010 10:15 AM  
Blogger John A said...

"The FCC says the national tax would eliminate the headaches that come with varying state and local taxes on digital goods and services."

What? The Feds are going to eliminate all other taxes on such "goods?" State. county/parish, city...

I think my State's Congresscritters better stay in DC - it won`t be Teapartiers waiting for them, it will be the Governor and all the mayors.

4/07/2010 5:28 PM  

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