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No Phone Tax (for Cook County Residents)

I'm not one to forward these things on, but I just got this from a good friend regarding Cook County's plan to increase phone taxation.

Check it out here: http://www.nophonetax.org/

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The Cook County Board of Commissioners has proposed a new tax of $48 per phone per year, which could raise some phone plans by as much as 131%! The proposed tax would apply to every phone even to every cell phone and broadband line. If passed, this tax would hit the pocketbooks of all consumers and businesses in Cook County.

The new proposed tax would increase every year at the rate of inflation. This means that in five years, the total tax would be more than $250 per phone!

The County claims it needs the revenue from these taxes to save the health care system. We know that there are better ways for Cook County to save money, such as affordable technologies that can eliminate inefficiencies in our health care system and save millions of dollars.

Creating a new phone tax on top of the many federal, state and local taxes that consumers already pay for each phone line is not the answer.
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how about using some of the profits from the nazi tollways.. I bet they could reform the national healthcare system in a few days
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that math is bunk.

$48 / year in taxes does not / can not raise anyones phone plan by 131%.
$48 / year is $4 a month.
If your monthly bill is $3 a month, then it would raise your phone plan 131%


If the tax follows the rate of inflation, it will not increase 5x in five years and will not equal $250




(FTR I don't want any more taxes either. Just pointing out their numbers are retarded)

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i realize the math is a bit off, but the concept is not.

Cook County needs to get its sh!t together, and this is a quick way to let them know 'we're paying attention' and hopefully they'll start working harder to make our taxes work better instead of filling their fat pockets with crony hires and chronic mismanagement.
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i realize the math is a bit off, but the concept is not.

Cook County needs to get its sh!t together, and this is a quick way to let them know 'we're paying attention' and hopefully they'll start working harder to make our taxes work better instead of filling their fat pockets with crony hires and chronic mismanagement.
i wouldn't get all worked up about it. The messed up math only means someone doesn't know what they're talking about

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i wouldn't get all worked up about it. The messed up math only means someone doesn't know what they're talking about
I will agree the math is off, but rest assured they are raising the taxes, and you will notice the increase in your monthly statements .

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