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Press Release Perdue Phone Tax

Press Release Perdue Phone Tax

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Published by: AFP North Carolina on Oct 05, 2011
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For Immediate Release
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Oct. 5
th
2011Contact: Dallas Woodhouse (919) 671-1050
Americans for Prosperity Launches
Stopthe Perdue Phone Tax Effort
Free Market group launches campaign to stop Governor-led UtilitiesCommission from creating new tax on telephone customers
 
RALEIGH
- The North Carolina Chapter of Americans for Prosperity today announced anaggressive campaign to stop the North Carolina Utilities Commission, with its super-majority of Governor Perdue appointees, from creating a new tax on telephone service, used to bail out failingphone companies.According to the News and Observer:
“The exact amount of the potential monthly billing increase fo
r households and smallbusinesses is a mystery because the matter is tangled up in confidentiality laws designed toprotect phone companies. Not even the regulators on the N.C. Utilities Commission - theones making the decision - can be sure how the public will be affected by the outcome of the case
.”
 (Published Wed, Sep 28, 2011)
The News and Observer further reported:"That's the dilemma in this thing," said John Garrison, director of the CommunicationsDivision of the Public Staff, the state's consumer advocacy agency in utility rate cases."That's the bottom-line question: Who - and how much - is going to be paying for thesecosts?
 
The Perdue-led Utilities Commission and the phone companies have come up with a great newplan to ensure their profits when they are losing lines to their competitors
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let’s just tax
consumers,
said
Dallas Woodhouse
, State Director of Americans for Prosperity.AFP is launching a new website noperduephonetax.com where taxpayers can contact GovernorPerdue and members of the North Carolina Utilities Commission on the issue.
On October 18, the Utilities Commission is set to consider a secret plan by the phone companiesto establish a fund
 – 
paid for by taxes on all consumers
 – 
that only they can draw from. They areusur
 ping taxing authority that should rest with our elected officials in the General Assembly,”
Woodhouse
continued.

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