Tell Congress to Ban Taxes on Internet Access for Good! July 10, 2007 2:04 PM
Although I am often at odds with NTU positions, I agree with them on this!
You might not think about it often, but Internet access is one
of the few products that haven't yet been gobbled up by the
government's taxing machine. We can thank Congress for this
fact, because in 2004 the House and Senate extended a ban on
Internet access taxes for three years.
However, the clock is ticking on freedom from Internet taxation,
as the current ban on Internet access taxes is scheduled to
expire on November 1, 2007. Many revenue-hungry local government
officials are already salivating over the prospect of imposing
new taxes on the growing number of Internet users, including
you. Time is running out faster than you think -- stop this
money grab by telling Congress to enact a permanent ban on
Internet access taxes.
We've also produced a short, easy-to-understand online video on
the importance of banning Internet access taxes. You can view
the video by clicking here, http://ga1.org/ct/57zf1nS1xjyi/.
Our best chance of keeping taxes off our Internet access is by
overwhelming Congress with a groundswell of grassroots support,
so please, get your friends and family involved by forwarding
this message and asking them to contact their Senators and
You can take action on this alert either via email (please see
directions below) or via the web at:
If your friends, family, and neighbors have Internet access,
they need to know about this issue today! Forward this messasge
to them and get them involved right away!
We encourage you to take action by November 1, 2007
Tell Congress to Ban Taxes on Internet Access for Good!
INSTRUCTIONS TO RESPOND VIA THE WEB:
If you have access to a web browser, you can take action on this
alert by going to the following URL:
INSTRUCTIONS TO RESPOND VIA EMAIL:
Just choose the "reply to sender" option on your email program.
Your letter will be addressed and sent to:
House Members Who Need to Support HR 743
Senators Who Need to Support S 156
----THIS LETTER WILL BE SENT IN YOUR NAME----
Dear [decision maker name automatically inserted here],
I urge you to cosponsor H.R. 743/S. 156, the Permanent Internet
Tax Freedom Act. This bipartisan bill would keep taxes off my
Internet service for good.
Congress has passed bans on Internet access taxes in recent
years, but the current moratorium ends this November 1. I
certainly don't want to see new state and local fees tacked on
to my Internet bills - my phone's tax bills are bad enough.
Both you and I know that a tax-free Internet keeps access
affordable for Americans of all income levels. We know that a
tax-free Internet has helped to keep our economy moving by
opening up new employment and commerce opportunities. We know
that we are going to rely more and more on the Internet.
Won't you stand up for Internet users everywhere and protect
Internet access from predatory taxes by cosponsoring and
supporting H.R. 743/S. 156?
----END OF LETTER TO BE SENT----
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