February 28, 2009
Obama's Creative Stealth Taxation
One of the more creative ways in which Americans are proposed to pay for the government's lavish spending habits has been revealed by Reuters. The proposed "Spectrum user license fee" on p132 of President Obama's budget would see cellular phone operators paying an annual levy for using certain bands of radio wavelength; despite operators already spending billions at FCC auctions for access to these frequencies. The fees will start at $50million for 2009, rising progressively to $550million per annum in 2013.
This license fee will naturally be passed on to the operator's customers should the budget be passed and in effect creating a stealth taxation of each citizen for their use of radio airwaves - an entity which is organically property of every American citizen.
Answer by lovinangels at 8:49 PM on Mar. 1, 2009
Answer by akinbottom2 at 1:43 PM on Mar. 1, 2009
Answer by Liyoness at 1:58 PM on Mar. 1, 2009
OMG..we are NOTHING to this planet. Have you never been through a natural disaster.. I have ridden out my share of hurricanes and I can tell you we are VERY insignificant when it comes to the forces this earth is able to create! We do NOT need to be taxed MORE for this green BS!
Answer by momof030404 at 2:04 PM on Mar. 1, 2009
Answer by Liyoness at 2:07 PM on Mar. 1, 2009
I do things ON MY OWN to lessen the garbage that I and my family produce. I do things ON MY OWN to lessen the amount of bad substances I am emitting. If not for the health of the planet but for the health of my kids.
HOWEVER I also recognize what I said before. We are NOTHING to this planet in the long run. Talk to a geologist ( I have) and they will tell you. Many many scientists out there will tell you.
I DO NOT think I should be taxed more because of a belief that is perpetuated by hollywood idiots and folks out their looking for a new way to make a buck. Because I assure you the bottom line here is MONEY not the environment!
Answer by momof030404 at 2:15 PM on Mar. 1, 2009
Answer by Liyoness at 2:17 PM on Mar. 1, 2009
Answer by Liyoness at 2:20 PM on Mar. 1, 2009
The impact of this tax hike will be one of inflation. Sadly, many people don't look at it this way. It's nice to think that a little tax here and a little tax there won't hurt anyone. Unfortunately, it hurts us all in the form of inflation. Before you decide that things are A-O-K with a new tax, think about the big picture and the effects it will have on the population as a whole. Not just yourself.
Oh, and congrats on your garden. Many people don't know how to grow their own stuff. (I mean that seriously)
Answer by Anonymous at 2:23 PM on Mar. 1, 2009
If I am a fool I am in good company!
There have been three famous petitions by scientists trying to tell the world that the media’s portrayal of Global Warming is false. These three are the Heidelberg Appeal in 1992 from Germany with 4000 signatures, the Leipzig Declaration in 1996, from Germany again with 110 signatures and the Oregon Petition Project from California, USA with 17,000 signatures from concerned scientists from around the world.2
And yes honey, in current economic times EVERY dollar matters! Especially if I am not deciding where mine goes!
Answer by momof030404 at 2:24 PM on Mar. 1, 2009
Next question overall
Does anyone here have a child with selective mutism?