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August 26, 2012

"Things are moving beyond torches, tar, and feathers into rope and tall tree territory"

FCC eyes tax on Internet service
The FCC could run into legal problems with the Internet Tax Freedom Act, a 1998 law that bans the government from taxing Internet access. But the FCC has long argued that Universal Service is a fee that the providers choose to pass on to consumers and not a tax.

Oh, it's a "fee"that's passed on and not a "tax." Well, okay then that makes all the difference. In like manner, this is not a noose, it's just a lasso.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 26, 2012 4:42 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Call it a tax if you don't pay the fee, the supreme court said that is fine.

Posted by: mike at August 26, 2012 6:40 PM

I agree. You've got the money. We've got the rope.

Posted by: Michael Richards MD at August 26, 2012 10:09 PM

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