Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Why Does Obama's FTC Want To Save Failing Newspapers?

74% Oppose Taxing Internet News Sites To Help Newspapers - Rasmussen Reports™
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is considering several ways to help the struggling newspaper industry, but Americans strongly reject several proposed taxes to keep privately-owned newspapers going.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 84% oppose a three percent (3%) tax on monthly cell phone bills to help newspapers and traditional journalism.

Similarly, 76% oppose a proposed five percent tax on the purchase of consumer electronic items such as computers, iPads and Kindles to help support newspapers and traditional journalism. Seventy-four percent (74%) oppose the proposal to tax web sites like the Drudge Report to help the newspapers they draw their headlines from.

Comments: Do we really need to ask why progressive activists want to save progressive media? And then there is the "It's a tax stupid". Any way to redistribute is a good day in Progressive Land.

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