Wednesday, April 23, 2008

McCain Takes On Taxed Talk

Cell phones are going to be a hot issue here in Minnesota as Amy Klobbershar pushes her asinine Cell Phone Consumer Empowerment Act of 2007, as if five or more carriers don't provide enough in the way of competition for consumers. True to form, the DFL believes government should be involved in every aspect of our sad little lives.

Do you really want to know whose sticking it to you when you use your cell phone? None other than the feds.

Among the better ideas John McCain announced last week is a ban on new cellphone taxes. For America's 257 million wireless subscribers, the GOP Presidential candidate is advancing a sensible policy with political punch.

A recent analysis by economist Scott Mackey in the journal State Tax Notes shows that the average monthly tax burden on wireless customers is more than 15% – double the average sales tax burden. In some states, such as New York (big surprise), the total tax bite is more than 20%.

Tax on Talking

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