Are you still funding the Spanish-American War?

I stole the title of this post from an article by the same name by Steve Kroening at Business Reform.  The article is short and to the point and calls out one of the challenges to mobility being built into everything – the government’s desire to pile taxes on anything that looks or smells like “telecommunications” (whatever that means these days).

Steve points to as one place you can cast your vote and join the battle to keep taxes from killing the potential for mobility to increase value in our products, our businesses, and our lives.

One Response to “Are you still funding the Spanish-American War?”

  1. […] As reported many places, this past week Treasury Secretary John Snow finally abolished the excise tax on metered telephone service that was originally put in place at the end of the 1800s to fund the Spanish-American War. As I previously noted, this is just one of many taxes placed on “telecommunications services” that threaten the promise of the power available if mobility were added into every product and every process. […]

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