Originally Posted by Tyrker
Bull, taxes already paid on the internet bill so wouldn't that be double taxing? I know they have to raise money somehow but it would make sense just to pull more tax money from taxing internet bills.
It's not double taxing. If you're buying two things, you pay taxes on both things. ISP service is one thing, an MP3 from iTunes is the second thing.
Compare this to going shopping "for real", if it helps. You have to pay taxes when you buy your car, then you have to pay gasoline taxes to actually use your car to get to the store, then you have to pay taxes on whatever you buy at the store. By your argument, this would be "triple taxing"...but clearly it's not.
Originally Posted by onexero
Soon they'll be taxing EVERYTHING you download on the internet (Open source, etc.) and make people pay it on their internet bill. :
Open source software is freely available, it would not be a taxable purchase.
As someone already said, people don't seem to understand much about how taxes work around here. Before shouting and complaining about how this is the end of civilzation as we know it, I would really recommend that people learn a little more about taxes first. Otherwise you sound like you're whining about losing an entitlement, which is just a silly position to take.