I thought you were in Yarmouth's Democratic District.
But it was good to see our boy Ron going out on a limb on this one.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives approved a seven-year extension to the Internet tax moratorium, set to expire at midnight, Oct. 31.
Earlier last month, the House passed a four-year extension, but the U.S. Senate approved legislation with a seven-year extension.
The House considered the Senate version, which now heads to the president to be signed into law.
The Internet Tax Freedom Act Amendments Act, H.R. 3678, unanimously passed the House by a vote of 402 to zero.
"If the House did not act, the real bogeyman on Halloween would have been the tax collector," said Cass County's congressman, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton.
"With the Internet tax moratorium set to expire in a matter of hours, it was imperative for the House to pass the seven- year extension. I would have preferred to have had the option of voting to permanently ban Internet taxes on the Internet, but a seven-year exemption is much better than the four-year extension previously passed by the House. I am hopeful that when it comes time in seven years, Congress will have the wisdom and courage to permanently ban federal Internet taxes.
"We owe it to folks across the nation to ban, once and for all, harmful, regressive taxes on Internet access services, particularly access to broadband."
Upton is a lead co-sponsor of the bipartisan Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act of 2007, H.R. 743, to make the moratorium on Internet access taxes and discriminatory taxes on e-commerce permanent.
OpenCongress - H.R.3678 - Internet Tax Freedom Act Amendments Act of 2007
Oh yeah, and it was a Democratic drafted bill that was watching out for small business and the little guy.