Congressman reboots proposed ban on Internet access taxes
R Street Executive Director and Senior Fellow Andrew Moylan agrees with Radia’s conclusions, calling the bill’s introduction “an important development.”
“Getting rid of the grandfathering for the seven states is a great idea. All previous versions of this proposal have lacked removing the exemption,” he said. “States have power granted to them by the people to achieve common goals. Congress has the power to do this, preventing states from doing dumb things to harm interstate commerce.
“Conservatives are right to be wary of exercises of that power, but this is what the interstate commerce clause was created to do,” Moylan said.