WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After the House
Judiciary Committee today acted to temporarily extend the Internet tax
moratorium, House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) called on Democrats to
demonstrate their commitment to strengthening America's digital economy by
making the Internet tax ban permanent. Blunt issued the following statement
"If Democrats think that extending the Internet tax moratorium for an
additional four years is a good thing, then why not go the extra mile and
make it permanent? This is the kind of commitment that our vibrant digital
economy needs to stay strong. But it's not the kind of commitment we've
seen from congressional Democrats - especially when it comes to keeping
taxes low and our economic engine churning.
"Before this bill reaches the floor, the majority should take down this
burdensome tax once and for all, sending a strong message that America is
the best place to do business in the world. Let's hope Democrats do the
right thing and schedule a vote to permanently end Internet taxes."
NOTE: Today, the House Judiciary Committee passed a temporary extension
of the Internet tax moratorium, leaving the door open for the imposition of
taxes later down the road. The Internet tax moratorium will expire on
November 1, 2007.
SOURCE Office of the Republican Whip