Cellular "Sin" Tax -- or Just Short-Sightedness?

So now municipalities have discovered that cellular customers need their service so much that they are willing to pay extra taxes. In the article "In Cities Facing Budget Deficits, Cellphone Becomes a Taxpayer" in the New York Times, Ken Belson tells about the extra taxes the users will bear.

Haven't they heard the story about killing the Golden Goose? Of course people will pay these taxes in the short term. Cell phones have become a necessity. But the long-term implications of this extra burden for cell phones is dangerous. Maybe the cell phone companies are learning, as did the Local Exchange Carriers, that the highest return on their dollar is money invested in lobbying. And we all know that "power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely".