Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Proposed Text Tax

The proposed 10-centavo tax on SMS is another burden congress is contemplating to impose on the people although proponents are pointing to the telcos. Naturally, telcos which cannot allow a cut on their profits will pass this to the texting consumers or the subscribers. Who else?

MalacaƱang is aware of the negative impact of this bill on the consumers the reason it announced that it would leave that matter to congress. Playing safe. Text tax should be carefully evaluated more especially that poor consumers are availing of this form of communication.

If it is talking about using the text tax for development projects, the congress or the government for that matter should double its efforts to put a stop to graft and corruption that has eaten up billions of government or public funds.