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FreedomWorks Salutes Senators Wyden, McCain, and Sununu for Leading the Fight Against Internet Taxes
Urges Congress to quickly pass the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act.
By Adam Brandon on January 10, 2007
FreedomWorks and its 800,000 members today cheered Senators Ron Wyden, John McCain, and John Sununu for introducing the “Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act.” The bill would permanently extend the current ban on internet access taxes and the ban on discriminatory taxes against products purchased online. Since the current internet tax moratorium expires on November 1, 2007, FreedomWorks urges Congress to quickly adopt this important legislation.
FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey commented:
“The internet is clearly national in scope and a key driver of our economic growth, and it is appropriate that Congress passes the Wyden, McCain, and Sununu legislation to make permanent the current ban. Bipartisan supporters on both sides of the aisle recognize the effectiveness of the current policy that keeps politicians’ hands off the internet.”
“The alternative is to let the moratorium expire, allowing states and localities to enact a hodgepodge of new taxes that would increase cost of connecting to the internet and doing business online. If Congress lets the current moratorium expire later this year, Americans will soon face a range new taxes on their DSL or cable modem bills, potentially even on their emails or other online services.
“The existing internet tax moratorium is a major reason why the internet continues to experience dramatic growth and innovation, and why more Americans are online today than ever before. This policy is a success and its time to make internet tax freedom permanent law.”