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Mike

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You might want to read the article itself, but the comments below it are hilarious:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/New-government-fees-pepper-apf-4120540659.html?x=0&.v=2
 

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Airline passengers would see their federal security fees double from $5 to $10 for a nonstop round-trip flight and triple to $15 by 2017

only the wealthy can fly anyways.. :?

Federal workers would face an additional 1.2 percentage point deduction from their paychecks to contribute $21 billion more for their pensions over the same period.

ooh isn't the union gonna be upset? :lol:

Military retirees would pay a $200 fee upon turning 65 to have the government pay their out-of-pocket Medicare expenses. They'd also pay more for non-generic prescription drugs.

so much for promises... :? I never could understand why a retiree has to switch from Tricare to Medicare and pay for part B? and get less coverage?

so why not hit US for an extra $200 to be screwed?

And it'll cost corporate jet owners a new $100 fee for each flight.

well that won't hurt Buffet or Kola much..

The fees aren't taxes. They're charged to people

isn't that the logic that got Bush one fired?

Another new fee would increase by one-tenth of a percentage point the fee that mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac charge lenders to guarantee repayment of new mortgage loans. The administration says the fee increase would add $15 a month to the monthly cost of an average new mortgage.

just another hit to the already dead housing market.. why not just shoot it?

Another would produce $7 million more a year by giving the federal government a 50 percent share of receipts from geothermal leases on federal lands instead of 25 percent, with the remainder going to the states.

isn't geothermal green? (I guess no big donor liberals have a finger in it so it can be taxed)..

If you think "fees" are bad, just wait until he announces his "Enhanced Revenue Generating" techniques we will all be subjected to.
 
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