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Paying for the Spanish American War

Did you know everytime you talk on your phone you are paying for the Spanish American War? It was a war fought over 100 years ago and lasted less than a year? Well, of course that isn't actually true; but the law enabling the Federal government to tax your phone bill was intended to be a "luxury tax" on the very weathly (the only one's who owned phones in 1898) to help pay for the war.

Read all about it here.

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