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Make Internet tax prohibition permanent

McCAIN [to Hatch]: Congress a couple years ago passed an Internet tax moratorium. Don’t you think it’s incumbent upon us with this incredibly economy that’s being generated by the Internet that we should make that Internet tax prohibition permanent?

HATCH: The Clinton-Gore people, they want to put a toll booth every mile on the information superhighway. this is not the time to tax the Internet, if ever.

Source: Republican Debate in Durham, NH Jan 6, 2000

Permanent ban on Internet taxation

McCain promised that if he wins the Oval Office he would make the ban on Internet taxation permanent. McCain was a chief sponsor of the Internet Tax Freedom Act, which imposed a three-year moratorium on taxing transactions conducted over the Internet.
Source: CNN.com AllPolitics, “McCain vows to ban Internet taxation” Aug 20, 1999

Protect computer industry from government

McCain has recognized the extraordinary importance of the communications revolution to the future of America, and has worked to protect the industry from unnecessary government intervention, and sought to ensure that all Americans have access to the many opportunities created by the information revolution.
Source: McCain Exploratory Cmte. Web Site Jul 2, 1999

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