The outrageous sudden increases Fees and Taxes must be pushed back against!
When the math is done this is what we see has happened in two short months:
State USF up about 24%!
Federal USF up about 46%!
Federal Compliance Fee up over 336%!!!
Are you kidding me?!? When this kind of an increase is calculated to add up all the extra money now being collected by these State and (most particularly) Federal agencies (largely bureaucratic which have no real accountability to the people) this is beyond absurd, it’s pure extortion, because I can guarantee you the voting public would never approve of the appropriation of this money, especially for several of the purposes they are using it for!
Republic will likely tell us there is nothing they can do because these same Federal bureaucrats hold the power over their company’s license to operate as a cellphone provider and Republic Wireless just has to do whatever they say, no matter how draconian it may be.
However, if they pushed RW to collect fees that were so wrong and high that they would lose their customers and business, they would certainly speak up then, of this there is no doubt. Yet, if they willingness to push back only starts at the place where it hurts them personally, no matter of how wrong or costly it is for others, then it’s only a matter of time before it will come to their doorstep too. As Benjamin Franklin said, either we all hang together, or we will all be hanged separately.
The Republic Wireless Leadership should push back with a letter of protest to to these self-serving bureaucrats and tell them they have angered a great deal of the Company’s customer base (because most would be angry if they actually knew what was going on) and they need to reconsider they overreach of taxes and fees that they are pushing on the people, before the pitchforks and torches start heading their direction.