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Internet Taxes Have You Squabbling

I've spoken up since I was a child, and am not about to stop now. As an "adult," I've carried that passion forward as one who encourages all manner of dialog.

I've spoken up since I was a child, and am not about to stop now. As an "adult," I've carried that passion forward as one who encourages all manner of dialog. Especially, here.

With that in mind, I always like to read widely divergent views, such as the polar-opposite perspectives of two readers who repliedto my Net Tax Bill On The Way To Bush: Has State Sales Tax Provisionpost.

One respondent believes the government is inefficient and we are taxed too much already. Another respondentpassionately detailed her view that tax revenue from Internet telephony could be a good source of revenue to fund needed social service programs. She threw in a couple of zingers at President Bush, as well.

Only slightly less charged, two of you seemed to take opposite views on the issues I covered in SBC To FCC: Make VoIP Users Pay. One of you (actually quite a few of you, I would guess) believe that SBC is insisting on this tariff only because they realize their days are numbered and they feel the need to squeeze as much money out of VoIP while they can. Yet another one of you teeming masses out there - while saying such a tax would probably discourage him from using SBC for VoIP, seems to be at least somewhat sympathetic to SBC's strategy.

We've got a town square here. Point-counterpoint. I love it.Send me more.