I just received my home telephone bill from AT&T. I have a very basic home telephone service, consisting of their "2 Pack" which has a flat rate of $25 per month. I do have long-distance service, but it is billed separately from my basic service. The added fees and taxes on my $25 basic phone service is $12.28, or 49%. That's right, I pay 49% in added fees and taxes for my telephone service. The Federal portion is 33%, while the State portion is 16%.
Taxes are what caused the first American Revolution. It may be what causes the second.