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This has been proposed before as a way to kill e-mail spam. And of course it is technically trivial for the ISPs to pay the tax and pass it on to the consumer.

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri May 26th, 2006 at 03:38:43 PM EST

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