In fact, economist Scott Mackey believes the ban on Internet taxation is good for the growth of the World Wide Web. Mackey was quoted on CNET News as saying, "A permanent moratorium will send a strong, pro-investment signal to those entrepreneurs that are looking to improve communications and commerce over the Internet."
I think the lesson in this is that some public officials on the local, state, and federal level are determined to tax anything that sits, moves, or beats the liberal news networks to the punch on breaking news stories. Mainstream journalists have said for a long time that bloggers represent a threat to traditional journalism—and so it only stands to reason that reporters and their buddies on Capitol Hill want to make life difficult for Joe Average Internet User. Hitting computer users with a frivolous tax is one way to do that. Thankfully, however, when it comes to this taxation plan, there are some members of Congress who are ready to press the delete button.
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