Makarand writes "SMS is a very popular way of communication in the Phillipines
with an estimated 14 million phone subscribers sending an average of 10 text
messages a day. However, that may all change if a proposal from the IMF to impose a tax
on SMS is implemented to solve the country's fiscal problems according
to an article
in The Straits Times. The IMF is basing
its suggestion on the fact that the country's tax base currently rests on
the troubled sectors of the economy- banking and manufacturing, which cannot
be squeezed anymore. Hopefully, our political think tanks will not get any such ideas."
If I were a grave-digger or even a hangman, there are some people I could
work for with a great deal of enjoyment.
-- Douglas Jerrold