Airline Industry Uses Barf Bags to Heave Obama Fee, Tax Hikes

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.newsmax.com/US/Obama-airline-hikes-barf/2011/10/19/id/415098

    The airline industry wants to heave President Barack Obama’s proposals for airport fee and tax increases — and it is using barf bags to show its disdain for the hikes.

    "It's enough to make you sick, isn't it?" Air Transport Association President Nick Calio said as he displayed an air sickness bag during his speech Tuesday in which he decried the Obama administration’s proposed departure tax and an increase on security taxes.

    Obama proposes a $100 departure tax for each flight, as well as increasing the security tax from $2.50 for each leg of a flight to $5 for each one-way trip, according USA Today. The departure tax would exempt military craft, emergency medical flights, and planes with piston engines.



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    "DISLIKE!"...almost as much as I dislike the UK's APD!
     
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    That's sounds like a massive increase in taxes and charges, would vote it down!:mad: I wonder what Obama is thinking?:oops:
     

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