Taxing internet news

Way to punish the innovative minds, tax them so big dumb, bloated companies don’t have to move with the times. That’ll make everything better.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is considering several ways to help the struggling newspaper industry, but Americans strongly reject several proposed taxes to keep privately-owned newspapers going.

Ohh, wait, it’s unfair that the newspapers are struggling. We should just squelch what’s new so what is outdated, but familiar, can continue on. Communism ringing any bells?

Seventy-one percent (71%) oppose the creation of a taxpayer-funded program that would hire and pay young reporters to work for newspapers around the country.  Fourteen percent (14%) support such a program, while 15% are undecided.

Do I hear redistribution of wealth? A taxpayer-funded program that would give people money instead of them making it for themselves, is that what I’m hearing?

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