Thursday, June 10, 2010

Bono Mack: FTC Should Bag the Drudge Tax

Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (CA-45) today condemned the Federal Trade Commission’s proposal to put government in the center of a media overhaul and implement a variety of taxes, such as on cell phones and consumer electronics, to pay for it. In her letter to the FTC, Bono Mack called on the FTC to relinquish its plan to put government in charge of “reinventing” journalism and emphasized the importance of free market solutions that will move our country forward.

“Taxing devices like iPads and cell phones in an effort to ‘reinvent’ journalism is a broad overstep of the federal government,” said Bono Mack. “We don’t need a big government overhaul of journalism; we need free market solutions that will drive America into the future. I urge the FTC to abandon this reckless and dangerous proposal that puts the government in the driver’s seat of the journalism industry.

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