Re: [gardeners] OT-VIP- Tax us for using the internet?? (US users)

Linda Baranowski-Smith (
Wed, 3 Mar 1999 13:59:01 -0500

>Hi All,
>Got this from another list.  Maybe all US subscribers should do something.
>Cheers Ginny in Prince George BC zone 2
>>  Guess we realized the government would sooner or later find a way to tax us
>> >  for using the internet.  Congress will be voting in less than two weeks.
>> >  CNN stated that the Government would, in two weeks time, decide to allow
>> >  or not allow a Charge to your phone bill equal to a Long Distance call
>> >  EACH time you access the Internet.
>> >

Was just reviewing mail that I'd kept over the last few weeks.  Although
the subject is now dead, thought I'd tell you that this was not a hoax.  My
GP is an amateur ham and so he keeps in touch with what's going on with the
Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  The FCC person in charge made the
decision to not allow any additional internet charges.  My apologies to all
if what I'm writing is redundant!

Linda in NW Ohio near Toledo/Lake Erie, USDA Zone 5