July 20, 2002
New US federal computer tax proposed
Anonymous Reader writes "New computers and monitors will cost up to $10 more if H.R. 5158, also known as CHWIP, is approved. The bill, introduced by California congressman Mike Thompson, calls for the establishment of a federal bureaucracy to dispose of old computers. Linux and Main reports that Thompson offers frightening statistics in support of his bill, but he doesn't say where the statistics came from."