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."
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