Thursday, January 7, 2010

Hidden Taxes

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.


  1. Just opened mine up too! Ridiculous!

  2. The tax and spend liberal Dems that run my state of California have taxes on our taxes.