I don't know, is it just me that just because it is a fee, it is still a tax.
Obama told the people that he won't raise taxes for those earning under a certain amount ($250,000 or $200,000).
So first they raised the tobacco taxes. There were those that said, those people shouldn't be smoking so it isn't a tax.
Then there is this Cap and Trade Bill. In Europe Cap and Trade type of laws made the prices increase by $1,300 a year.
If the increase is caused by government, to me it is a hidden tax.
There is talk of taxing health benefits.
Then I read that Roger Altman writes under the headline, "We'll Need To Raise Taxes Soon". http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124631646572370703.html
"This suggests that, possibly next year, Congress will seriously consider a value-added tax (VAT)."
Is there more coming? We've watched Bills such as Stimulus Bills getting passed and our elected officials didn't read them. We are watching our government spending us deeper and deeper into a deep, deep pit of debt.
Will this - can this government mess continue? My State is raising its tax rate, my local government is raising its tax rate and property taxes are increasing. My income is not increasing! At what point does this stop? I can not pick to not pay taxes.
Then you have New Jersey spending taxpayers money to hand out the mercury laden compact fluorescent light bulbs. Speaking of mercury. For fifty years we have known the danger of mercury in our water, fish, etc. The jury is still out on the global warming, it is still a theory. So let me see if I have this correct. We are pushing more mercury into the eco system, a known danger all to help an unproven danger.