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.
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.
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 $5.50 "passenger inspection fee" for Canadians. The proposal is contained in the 2012 draft budget he submitted to Congress on Monday. Until now, visitors from Canada -- as well as from Mexico and selected Caribbean countries -- have enjoyed a waiver from the fee. But Obama's budget blueprint notes that charging the fee to Canadians would add millions to U.S. government coffers and would help offset the costs of increasingly intensive air-passenger inspections. Harper told reporters Thursday that while the U.S. is facing "enormously challenging" financial problems, he believes that collecting fees from Canadians is not a "useful" way of raising money. "We want to ensure that trade and travel is easier, not more difficult, and we don't need additional taxes on that kind of economic activity," said Harper.
Originally posted by Eurisko2012
reply to post by Corruption Exposed
Fees = Socialism
Over the next 2 years Obama will propose fees for everything.
Capitalists call it death by 1,000 cuts.
Originally posted by CanadianDream420
They will implement this, at a low 5.00...
Once it's official, they are liable and legally able to jack it to 50$.