MI telcom tax a bum steer

Steve must be too shy to post his latest op/ed, this one in the Detroit News on the crappy idea of taxing phones to give the legislature more money to spend. He opens:

The Michigan House of Representatives will vote soon on a proposed public safety surcharge of $1.35 on all phone bills to fund a variety of law enforcement programs — most of which have nothing to do with telecommunications. But what’s even worse is that this tax will diminish access of Michigan individuals and businesses to phones and the Internet, making them less productive and competitive compared to other states.

Read the rest here.