Tuesday, September 06, 2005

The Spanish American war is over? Why wasn't I informed?

Ever wonder what that Federal Excise Tax that shows up on your cell phone bill is?...

Apparently, the tax was imposed under President McKinley in 1898 to help fund the Spanish-American War. Many of you may not be aware, but as a student of history I can tell you that the Spanish-American War ended over one hundred years ago. As your cell phone bill will tell you, the tax did not.

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