July 28, 2008

Why does anyone still live in LA?

I'll admit, I've wanted to move there from time to time, but if they do something this braindead, that's a urge I'll never have again (emphasis mine):

Faced with the potential loss of a telephone users' tax worth $65 million a year, Los Angeles County supervisors are asking voters to approve a new measure in November that would preserve the tax at a lower rate - but also expand it to include new technologies.

Supervisors voted unanimously last week to place the measure on the Nov. 4 ballot, reducing the tax individuals and businesses pay on phones, natural gas and electricity.

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But the measure also would expand the types of communications that could be taxed, including text messaging on cell phones, paging, conference calls and other new technologies.

A tax on text messaging would kick my ass.  I barely talk on my phone at all due to text messaging, especially since I started getting unlimited texts.  And what better way to attract business than to tax conference calls?

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