Hazlett and Wallsten Op-ed on The Hill Feb 27, 2014
Thomas Hazlett and Scott Wallsten's op-ed "Taking From the poor and giving to the ConnectED" ran recently at TheHill.com's Congress Blog. The piece examines the "scandal-plagued high-cost portion of the Universal Service Fund (USF). .... In 2012, $560 million poured into it; in 2013 it collected $700 million more. Stunning as it may sound, the money comes largely from low-income telephone users who pay a hefty 16.4 percent tax to make long-distance phone calls the old-fashioned (pre-Skype) way."
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