The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Wireless Bills Hide Huge Taxes

Jan 4, 2016

In California, average federal, state and local taxes and fees for wireless users reached a record 18%, according to the organization Tax Foundation. This rate is now at least twice as high as the state sales tax for other goods and services. In the U.S., wireless users are paying about 5.8 billion dollars annually in state and local taxes and fees, in addition to five billion in federal wireless surcharges.

Today, wireless communication has become a daily necessity for most people. What a bonanza for federal and state governments, which rest on taxes that penalize the poorest the most, taking a bigger chunk out of their income!