Making Universities Pay for Government Surveillance

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  1. tim says:

    The generalized position of opposing this “quasi-tax” is to me agreeable.

    However your closing statement (“saddling such a large financial burden on educational institutions at a time of rapidly rising education costs”) suggests your objection is really an agenda to exempt “Universities”, and begs questions such as; When were “educational institutions not at a time of rapidly rising education costs”? How much governmental subsidies do “educational institutions” beg for and receive? Is this also a time of rapidly rising education subsidies?

    Better to hold to the more general argument than to cite “educational institutions” who I dare say enjoy more political influence than the ISP industry!!!

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