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Editorial endorsement: Phone tax upgrade justified

Original post made on Nov 1, 2010

In Mountain View, home of Google and numerous high-tech firms, voters should easily understand the city's effort to broaden its phone tax to cover VOIP and other modern technology.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, November 1, 2010, 1:50 PM

Comments

Posted by nil, a resident of Rex Manor
on Nov 1, 2010 at 7:49 pm

If one uses a free voice over ip service, how does the city gain any revenue at all?

Does the city go bankrupt if everyone switches to google voice?

Do you start taxing email because it can be used for communication?

Do you start taxing use of facebook and other online services because they can be used for communication?

Do you start taxing multiplayer online games that can also have voice communication between players?

Did the authors of this measure even understand technology?