Obama proposes fee for Canadian visitors to the U.S.

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posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 10:52 AM
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I can understand the fee would help fund the customs services by making those people actually utilizing the customs services pay for it.

However I can also see that waiving the fee is good for tourism.

If there wasn't such a problem with a huge budget deficit, it seems like continuing to waive the fee makes sense.

However the budget deficit is a problem, and I think a lot of options have to be put on the table and weighed to determine which budget balancing measures should really be implemented.




posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 11:27 AM
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Why just pick on Canadians? Mexico's border crossings produce way more expense for American taxpayers than does Canada's border crossings. Is Mr. Obama a racist? Shirley not!



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 12:44 PM
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Peace out then USA
No im just kidding, five fifty doesnt seem so bad but what i dont like is the idea that if i want to go to the USA I have to pay 5. 50 because I need to be checked as I can not be trusted.



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 12:52 PM
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www.ctv.ca...


The charge would apply only to those arriving by air or ship, not private vehicles. That's likely to please the growing number of Canadian vacationers who drive across the border before flying to their holiday destinations.


Until I read the article, I thought this fee would apply to driving across the border, but it doesn't.



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 01:14 PM
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Next to implement will be the "You must be 47" tall to enter" sign. Too funny



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 01:38 PM
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Is that $5.50 in CDN or USD? If I am going to be paying for my TSA groping, I expect to be able to pick out of line up Bunny Ranch style, and after seeing the looks of the people that generally work for TSA, I wouldn't pay more than $6.



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 01:39 PM
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Would that be 5.50$ CAD or USF? If the latter then in a couple of months Canadians would probably be paying 55 cents.
But out of principle, I will not be visiting the states again. I know this only applies to boat and airplane visits but what is the point on going to a shopping mall that is going to charge you to get in?



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 01:40 PM
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Originally posted by Rook1545
Is that $5.50 in CDN or USD? If I am going to be paying for my TSA groping, I expect to be able to pick out of line up Bunny Ranch style, and after seeing the looks of the people that generally work for TSA, I wouldn't pay more than $6.


Snap, we must have been sharing a mind there for a second.



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 01:41 PM
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To be fair, you also have a NWO shill for a Prime Minister (Mr.Stephen Harper, ladies and gentlemen!).

I'm sure there are ways to get around such a paltry fee.



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 01:44 PM
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Here is Prime Minister Stephen Harper's response to this fee...

ctv.ca

U.S. has better options than charging Canadians: PM


Prime Minister Stephen Harper says there are better ways for Washington to raise money than to charge Canadians who travel to the United States. 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. Until now, visitors from Canada -- as well as from Mexico and selected Caribbean countries -- have enjoyed a waiver from the fee. But Obama's budget blueprint notes that charging the fee to Canadians would add millions to U.S. government coffers and would help offset the costs of increasingly intensive air-passenger inspections. Harper told reporters Thursday that while the U.S. is facing "enormously challenging" financial problems, he believes that collecting fees from Canadians is not a "useful" way of raising money. "We want to ensure that trade and travel is easier, not more difficult, and we don't need additional taxes on that kind of economic activity," said Harper.


I am surprised he is not doing what he usually does and agreeing with whatever the Obama administration says. Vote time might be coming up soon so he is doing whatever he can to score some brownie points.



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 01:56 PM
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Originally posted by Eurisko2012
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Fees = Socialism
Over the next 2 years Obama will propose fees for everything.

Capitalists call it death by 1,000 cuts.

I have corrected your post for you.
Regressive fees (taxes) = socialism for the rich.
Rich Capitalists call it death by a 1,000 cuts for the poor & middle class
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edit on 17-2-2011 by RRokkyy because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 01:59 PM
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They will implement this, at a low 5.00...

Once it's official, they are liable and legally able to jack it to 50$.



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 02:01 PM
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If you look at it as a toll or a visa fee it's not so bad. Happens with other countries now anyway, I guess. Could pay for maintaining the crossings and things like that. And maybe one day if things get better it can go away.



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 02:03 PM
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Now that's what I call desperate, sorry kids no Disney Land this year.

Going to Cuba



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 02:05 PM
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America.
Land of the fee.
Home of the brazen.

But don't worry. He said he wouldn't raise taxes of anyone making under 250,000 a year.

He'll just institute "fees".



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 02:13 PM
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Originally posted by CanadianDream420
They will implement this, at a low 5.00...

Once it's official, they are liable and legally able to jack it to 50$.



You nailed it! It is so harmless at first as with all our current debt schemes, but it is bound to change and mostly for the worst. You give them an inch and they will take a mile. Of course, at the time of its passing, if you were to boot him out on his rear, people would cry that it wasn't reason enough. That is the secret of incrementalism.



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 02:15 PM
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It's long past due for Prime Minister Harper to bring our troops home from Afghanistan! It was only several weeks ago when Obama was almost begging us to stay!



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 02:31 PM
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This doesn't really apply to me because I refuse to go to the states. I do however have an opinion! What is good for the Beaver is good for the Eagle. I could care less about $5.50 so long as they are treated with the same good will.

Once, I ordered a part from an American company. They charged me a $50 Canadian order fee. Now I charge a $5000 USA order fee whenever a customer from the States wants to do business with me and I make sure they know where the idea came from. Its terrible for business but it does get the point across and it is hilarious.



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 02:36 PM
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Wow Pres. Obama continues to embarrass the US. Hey let's charge a fee to travel from state to state and county to county too. The govt can make millions! Never mind that's millions that won't be spent stimulating the economy and creating jobs.



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 02:51 PM
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I liked Obama when he was running for Pres but I have to say I don't like much of what he's done since being elected. It seems to me that our Canadian soldiers that are fighting your American war is money enough. We fight for you Barack, we are even staying longer than we promised. I say pull our troops out now and I'll gladly pay your 5.50 but as long as we are still dying over in that hellhole, I think the waiver should remain in place. I guess Mr. Obama expects other countries to pay off America's insane debt. I'll think twice before going to the U.S.





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