Over at Instapundit we have a link to this item on Philly wanting to impose a tax on bloggers, and in particular those who benefit from the income from advertising on their blog. The reporter at the newspaper seems to have found several bloggers who make much, much less money from their blogs than the $300 fee from the City.
This is a bad idea.
If the City was providing free wireless networking throughout the city that might be a service being provided by the City, but aside from that, what infrastructure does the city have that it is providing. As they say, the power to tax is the power to destroy. This tax suggests a power that should not be exercised.
Regards &mash; Cliff
1 week ago