Bush demands Internet access tax ban

By on April 27, 2004, 1:32 AM
President Bush today called for Congress to maintain a ban blocking taxes on Internet access and for the US to increase the spread of broadband connections, during a speech in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

"Now, the use of broadband has tripled since 2000 from 7 million subscriber lines to 24 million," Bush said. "That's good. But that's way short of the goal for 2007. And so - by the way, we rank 10th amongst the industrialized world in broadband technology and its availability. That's not good enough for America. Tenth is 10 spots too low as far as I'm concerned."

Read more: [URL=http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/04/26/bush_says_nonettax/]The Register[/URL].




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acidosmosis said:
[quote]"That's not good enough for America. Tenth is 10 spots too low as far as I'm concerned." - BushDon't worry, George. We'll hit zero before you know it.[/quote]Hehe. Nice.
BrownPaper said:
[quote][i]Originally posted by acidosmosis [/i]Quote:"That's not good enough for America. Tenth is 10 spots too low as far as I'm concerned." - BushDon't worry, George. We'll hit zero before you know it.Hehe. Nice.[/quote] :haha:
Phantasm66 said:
Hit zero....!!! !HAHAHAH!If you move 10 spots up from spot 10 you wind up at spot 0.That's well "spotted".... ;)
vassil3427 said:
Bush is the Best :grinthumb
me(who else?) said:
America can be zero as far as I'm concerned, it just means that Canada moves up a notch :grinthumb
---agissi--- said:
Looks like an easy way to gain a few votes since its coming up to be that time ;)
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