minnapple - 4:45 am on Jan 4, 2011 (gmt 0)
The Government and Technology in 2011
Our friends in Washington will try to pass some broad legislation to limit the use of handheld devices dependent on the user’s state of motion and the rate of speed of that motion.
The meaning of the word “motion” will be highly debated and will consume a vast amount of the legislator’s time.
The idea of taxing emails with resurface, congressional aides push the issue by texting like minded constituents and lobbyists. The new tax will be enacted, in a late night session, attached to the “handheld devices in motion” act of 2011.
In a desperate search for additional revenues, a federal sales tax on online purchases will be seriously debated. Related, discussions will be held regarding the downloading and updating of drivers and if that activity should or could be considered as a “value added function” and be taxable.
A new federal tax is enacted, taxing online purchases. The taxing of downloading drivers is excluded because of lengthy arguments in the House on the meaning of “a value added function”.