Blunt: Internet Tax Ban Must Be Made Permanent

    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

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