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Old 27th May 2006, 05:38   #1
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EU to tax e-mail, text messages?

European Union lawmakers are investigating a proposed tax on e-mails and mobile phone text messages as a way to fund the 25-member bloc in the future.

A European Parliament working group is reviewing the idea, tabled by Alain Lamassoure, a prominent French MEP and member of the center-right European People's Party, the assembly's largest group.

Lamassoure, a member of Jacques Chirac's UMP party, is proposing to add a tax of about 1.5 cents on text or SMS messages and a 0.00001 cent levy on every e-mail sent.

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Old 27th May 2006, 06:53   #2
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very good thought!
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Old 27th May 2006, 09:23   #3
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i'd agree if the money would be coming from the isp's, but i wouldn't like to see it happen that for instance when you want to send an e-mail you have to enter your creditcard number. And then again, someone would probably come up with the plan to take some kind of subscription at your isp so you can send as many e-mails as you want etc.
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if this goes through, I'm be using Skype/MSN/forums as sole means of communication
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Old 27th May 2006, 14:03   #5
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the EU already f***** up bigtime by taxing DVI monitors forcing many people to use the inferior VGA especially when it comes to working with LCDs where sharpness is crucial for productivity
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Old 28th May 2006, 10:50   #6
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What's next, tax on every word we want to say ?!
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