Resolve Microsoft's anti-trust case and help terrorist victims too
As a little change of pace from our previous war on terrorism coverage, we thought we
would relay our thoughts on how Microsoft and the US government can not only reach a
mutually agreeable settlement, but also aide the victims of the Sept. 11 attack.
Why not impose a hefty tax-deductible fine for Microsoft's violation of anti-trust laws
and use it to assist Sept. 11 victims' families and/or Afghan refugees.
Now you might be wondering why the US Government and Microsoft should agree to such a
- Microsoft will gain a tax benefit / write-off for the amount of the fine, thus making it
more beneficial to them,
- It would be an excellent goodwill gesture on the part of both Microsoft and the Justice
Dept. because there will be cooperation between them and do some good too,
- It would benefit those most affected by the tragic events of Sept. 11, such as victims
and relatives, rescue workers, and displaced Afghan refugees,
- It would still send a clear message to Microsoft that they did violate anti-trust laws
and punish them where it counts most "in the pocketbook," and lastly,
- The government would still be free to impose any other restrictions necessary concerning
Microsoft's business practices.
Thus, everybody wins! and the money will do a world of good!
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