Theodore's World: Ghastly New 'Fees' Found in Obama Tax Plan

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September 20, 2011

Ghastly New 'Fees' Found in Obama Tax Plan

Ghastly New 'Fees' Found in Obama Tax Plan

FOX News


It's not just millionaires who'd pay more under President Barack Obama's latest plan to combat the deficit.

Air travelers, federal workers, military retirees, wealthier Medicare beneficiaries and people taking out new mortgages are among those who would pay more than $130 billion in government revenues raised through new or increased fees.

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, raising $25 billion over the coming decade. 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. 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.

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


Wild Thing's comment.......

Mugabe Obama!

Tax the rich, tax the productive, tax the average joes until we all are poor and living off the government rations and dependent on the crooked nobles of DC.

Posted by Wild Thing at September 20, 2011 03:55 AM


noun (plural: subsidies)

-defined as a grant of a sum of money by government to an industry or business so that the price of a commodity or service may remain low or competitive, or a sum of money granted to support an arts organization or other undertaking held to be in the public interest.

For example: a farm subsidy or a grant to the Smithsonian.

There are no oil subsidies. The government doesn't grant any money to oil and gas companies. This is a farce.

This is what we talk about when we talk about the perversion of language.

Like other manufacturers, oil and gas companies, in their accounting of reported income and expenses, deduct depreciation of capital deployed in tools and equipment, and deduct the losses incurred in dry wells.

If oil and gas companies are no longer allowed to claim these deductions and losses as proposed in Title IV of this latest $447 billion American Jobs Act stimulus program, it would revamp the entire business model for an industry that relies on huge sums of private capital and high risk taking.

It doesn't take much to understand that most of the real work in this industry's done by small drillers. With their private investors they deploy private risk capital and their private resources in a collaborative effort that sometimes turns out dry wells.

If these investors are not allowed to claim these losses, private capital for smaller oil and gas companies would dry up and there'd be a severe loss of good paying jobs in this industry.

Only the larger companies like Exxon and BP with enormous resources could afford to take these high risks and survive as viable concerns.

This is yet another example of central planners taking and destroying viable and sustaining jobs in a productive industry within the results oriented private sector, to then fund another creation of the government's own making with temporary make work jobs that are neither sustaining nor viable. Green jobs they call them to make them feel good and satisfy their environmentalist creed.

Just like the half billion dollar boondoggle of California solar panel manufacturer Solyndra now bankrupt that was part of last year's $825 billion stimulus program.

They are clueless as to job creation, real wealth creation, alien to risk taking, excuse their failures as well intentioned, and are always quick to plan yet another publicly funded program with reckless risk free non recourse spending.

Why do they fail ? Because results oriented risk taking must remain in the private sector to ensure sustaining and viable employment. It's that simple.

So, we have an American Jobs Act from an administration that continues to destroy good paying American jobs in vital energy production, we become even more dependent on foreign sources of oil and gas, and ensure continued higher prices for retail end consumers.


Explained to a class of sixth graders, they'd readily understand what I write here.

These are adults with Ivy League educations in Washington that govern us with their economic theories and social engineering crap. They have caused enough damage with their horrendous fiscal legacy and collectivist deceit.

Their creed of environmentalism and equality trumps everything.

They are central planners. They are communists. They must be defeated.

Posted by: Carlos at September 20, 2011 06:03 AM

Collectivism holds that man has no rights; that his work, his body and his personality belong to the group; that the group can do with him as it pleases, for the sake for whatever it decides is best for its own welfare. Therefore, each man exist by the permission of the group, state or government.

By taxing a free society to the point of confiscating his wealth, whatever that amounts to, the government is no longer governing by the rule of law but by the rule of a few.

Posted by: Mark at September 20, 2011 08:52 AM

Well said Carlos and Mark.

Posted by: BobF at September 20, 2011 09:27 AM usual I am shocked but not surprised. The cost of the "American Jobs Act" will far exceed projections and create few if any jobs. The tax increases will further depress the economy by abusing the most productive sectors so revenue will fall short of projections-far short, leading to calls for more "revenue". Many will make sure that they fall short of the $1,000,000 mark to avoid the surtax. But at least those fat-cat corporate jet owners will get theirs with the $100 per flight fee. As *THE*RULER* said during the 2008 campaign in regard to capital gains taxes, "fairness" is what matters,even if revenues are reduced. All hail Obamugabe !!!

Posted by: Willy at September 20, 2011 10:47 AM

Marxism in action folks. This is serious. History has not shown us many examples of Congress and/or presidents repealing any govt. programs, departments or laws once in effect. We will need lots of repealing once obama is gone.

Buy that ammo!

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at September 20, 2011 02:29 PM

What great sharing and input thank you all so much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 21, 2011 12:06 AM