From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-00217

Submission Number:
544505-00217
Commenter:
Robert Belcastro
State:
California
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Taxes as set forth in your proposed plan for the “Reinvention of Journalism” that outlines a series of taxes. I understand the plan contains: * A “Drudge Tax” on news aggregators like The Drudge Report who stand on the front lines of the struggle to expose the Leftist agenda. * A “journalism division” of AmeriCorps -- forcing taxpayers to pay to train up the next generation of journalists! * A direct Journalism Bailout fund to “help pay the salary of every journalist”! * A 5% tax on consumer electronics (like the iPad) * Possible taxes on cell phones, television and radio that would all be part of a massive $35 billion “Citizenship Media Fund” The above regulations pose an ominous threat to free speech. I am unequivocally opposed to any and all efforts to censor, limit, or restrain free speech in any manner and in any forum. Best, Robert