posted on Apr, 18 2009 @ 06:43 AM
A friend told me about this the other day, it was quite hilarious actually.
Anyone else see a possibility of 'taxing' us for our internet usage? A further way for control of the internet.
Warner where talking about charging by the download size and charging severely for going over your cap (baring in mind that every time you open a
webpage, watch a youtube vid, or listen to a song, you are 'downloading').
And now this.
IMO, the internet will be getting seriously more expensive in the next couple of years.
Edit to add:
Let's keep a tally on the possible taxes for our new 'eco friendly' economy.
-We know companies are going to start being taxed heavily for their carbon foot print, also getting the lovely 'Carbon credit' system (which totally
invalidates the purpose of it, but is a nice moeny maker.)
-If the companies are getting taxed for making our products, or our services, then obviously, the consumer will have to pay, we could see taxes based
on the household's 'Carbon footprint'. This is a great money spinner, as at the moment, you have the choice of buying the cheap electrical goods,
or the more expensive 'eco-friendly' products (I've seen TV's, refrigerators, freezers, dryers, cookers, Central heating, probably more). If you
don't buy the more expensive model, you pay in taxes.
-I see Cars (and bikes, maybe even planes! Public transport?) as a major probability, each car will have a carbon rating, and you will be taxed
accordingly, same may go for petrol (I may be wrong, but don't diesel's give off more CO2?).
-If they go this way with the internet, I see know reason why they shouldn't do it with the TV, although they are not trying to censor the TV, they
already have (IMO). Either way, why not charge, if people are going to accept it.
There could be more, but I'm out, add them if you think of more!
Also, I think everything may go up in price anyway, as the 'offset' will be passed down to us to cover.
[edit on 18-4-2009 by ElectroMagnetic Multivers]