...because the carriers pay it is nonsensical. Even if the costs weren't passed on, take the time to check out the annual reports for AT&T and Verizon to see how much tax they paid last year. Corporations ARE taxpayers. (We have one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world, yet wonder why companies move their operations overseas.)
The entire fund, however, was set up with the idea that the costs could be recouped through customer billing.
You can't claim it's not your fault if you throw a rock and hit the wrong person. The tax the government levies against carriers hits YOU right in the wallet, totally blessed by that government and the states.
These losers have free phones because the federal governemnt started yet another program under the guise of helping the poor that exploded into nothing but another adventure in coddling the lazy and carrying the incompetent.
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