- - Tuesday, July 13, 2021

It seems that one issue unites all of us, whether Democrat, Republican, independent, reform, Libertarian, socialist, etc. We all dislike ‘junk’ telephone calls. We have tried the “do-not-call” lists, blocking calls on our phones, having our carriers block calls and the like. Yet nothing seems to stop these annoyances. 

However, there is a simple way to stop these calls. Simply add a tax of ten cents to every phone call. Such a tax will be only a minor inconvenience to most people, perhaps a few dollars a month. However, the solicitors associated with these junk calls make thousands of calls a month. A ten-cent charge on each of their thousands of calls may discourage, if not eliminate, such mass calling. It will also generate revenue for government. 

 

TERRY GERNSTEIN

McLean, Va.



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