Canadians to be taxed for travelling to U.S.

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  1. Concerto
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    "U.S. President Barack Obama is proposing a $5.50 "passenger inspection fee" for Canadians. The proposal is contained in the 2012 draft budget he submitted to Congress on Monday."

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    What a brilliant move, Pres. Obama -- tax people who cannot even vote against you. [​IMG] Although it probably won't make much difference in the number of Canadians who travel to the U.S., it is nonetheless another hindrance to tourism.
     
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    With the US deficit standing at around $16 trillion, I would guess they are scrambling for any new source of revenue.
     
  3. Concerto
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    Sadly, that is the case but it seems ridiculous to me that non-residents are being punished for a debt that was racked up by the U.S.
     
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    At least you'll only have to pay our TSA to grope you once on your way home!
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    too funny
     

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