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EU slams Hungary Internet tax plan as bad precedent

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posted on Oct, 28 2014 @ 07:49 PM
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Wow I am not even sure what to say about that.

That is a horrible idea for the average person, being taxed per GB downloaded. I do not care if they say it was only going to be charged to the provider, who do they think will end up paying that?

Even they just stating that is going to give other countries ideas.




posted on Oct, 28 2014 @ 08:16 PM
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a reply to: Azdraik

Hungary has been abandoned by the world.
Gypsies, cops, and the politicians are all above the law.
People are actually dieing of starvation.
Communists, and Marxists or other extremists are toting guns around and preparing for civil war that MAY actually come.


But the internet tax is what is disturbing here?

Pathetic.



posted on Oct, 28 2014 @ 08:31 PM
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a reply to: Szarekh

It is always the oddest things that set populations off. I mean they will let themselves be treated like a doormat for the longest time until one little thing ignites the fuse.



posted on Oct, 28 2014 @ 08:33 PM
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a reply to: Szarekh

The thread is about internet tax not Hungary.

They have a tax like that in India. Its tiny but wrong.



posted on Oct, 28 2014 @ 08:40 PM
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You already pay fees on phone service. 911 and something else I can't recall what. Basically a tax just to have a phone.
There is way to much money not being collected from the internet for somebody not to want a slice.



posted on Oct, 28 2014 @ 08:46 PM
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a reply to: Hoosierdaddy71

Yes I understand that but break it down like this, the initial proposal was $.61 per GB of data transferred.

The fact that they even thought of that idea is abhorrent.

I do not know how much data you move around but that would of easily been a 200 dollar a month tax for me if that would of been something passed where I live.



posted on Oct, 28 2014 @ 08:52 PM
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I don't want to know what it would cost me a month! Lol

But yeah, I don't like the idea either. This is just typical government seeking more revenue instead of trimming costs. Taxes are easier than cuts.



posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 12:00 AM
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Just to put it in perspective, it costs roughly 1/10 of 1 cent to send a gigabyte of data somewhere. A 61 cent tax is an inflation on usage of 610x the actual cost of the good.



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