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Federal Excise Tax Exorcised

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May 25, 2006, 12:37 PM   by (staff)

A year after a bill was introduced to repeal the Federal Excise Tax on phone service, the Bush administration today announced the tax will be repealed. The Excise Tax is a 3% surcharge on all local and wireless phone service that the government has been collecting in some form since the Spanish American War. Treasury Secretary John Snow has announced the administration agrees with Federal Court ruling that the tax is outdated, and is behind a new Republican bill to end the tax. In addition to ending the tax, the bill includes a refund to taxpayers for the past three years of phone taxes.

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May 25, 2006, 12:54 PM

Ok, so no one can say now that the Republicans never did anything nice for us. . .

Now I regret not having paid more money to telecomms, if I'm going to get some of it back. 🙂
(insert offensive partisan response here)
It was actually a bi-partisan measure.

As for Bush, it's not he has vetoed a piece of legislation yet so no worries there.
Go George, all hail the mighty republicans, screw the tax raising dems
You're right, they haven't done anything nice for us.

For those of you who are as uneducated as the poster above me, what they have just done is create an immediate 13 billion dollar hole in our budget, along with a recurring 4 billion dollar+ hole...
Wow, that got ugly. Now I'm totally sorry I posted my comment. . . 🙄

May 30, 2006, 3:35 PM

I love how it says exorcised

It's like they cast out a demon or something 🤣

May 26, 2006, 9:57 AM

So... Anybody want to talk about...

Religion? Abortion Rights? Gay Marrage? Wheather we really landed a man on the moon? 9/11 Conspiricy? Bigfoot?
Thanks for bringing it up. Some people on scoop tend to get off topic very easily... 🙄 🙄
You know...

If the evidence the "consipiracy theorists" have regarding the Moon Landing and 911 is factual, it does force me to raise some serious thoughtful questions that do not have easy answers.

In regards to the first moon landing, when the...
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