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Re: Gore Tax Increase

John McHarry (
Sun, 09 Jan 2005 05:04:23 GMT

I don't think it is fair to call the Universal Service Fund the "Gore
Tax", partly since its core is a replacement for a hidden subsidy for
rural and lifeline service that precedes his even being a gleam in his
father's eye. Besides, Al Gore, like Richard Nixon is not really
available to kick around any more.

Wouldn't it make more sense to rail against the immeasurably larger
"Bush Tax", by which I mean the enormous amount of debt and interest
liability being sold to foreign interests, in large measure to the
Chinese Communists, to finance the budget shortfall. It may not show
up on your monthly phone bill, but a large portion of your children's
taxes will be rendered to Beijing to be used as they see fit. At least
the USF provides a bit of funding to schools and libraries to help
them acquire the skills to help them pay the interest on the squander.

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