“ If you are a family making under $250,000/year your taxes will not go up one dime.”
“I can make a firm pledge: under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 will see their taxes increase—not your income taxes, not your payroll taxes, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.”
Since the uttering of these lies, payroll taxes have gone up, income taxes have gone up, capital gains taxes have gone up, taxes on tobacco products and alcohol have gone up, taxes on the sale of a home and estate taxes have gone up, and taxes have been imposed on the sale of “gas guzzlers”. As well, additional taxes have been placed on fire wood, coal, telephone service, electricity, tanning services, medical devices and on and on. In some cases, certain water products now have taxes that didn’t before. That is not just bottled or premium water, but also your local household service. Of course, the Supreme Court only allowed Obamacare to proceed because the White House legal team declared that it was a tax.
I can’t say enough times that the Liar-In-Chief cannot open his mouth without either spewing hatred for this country, inciting racial, gender or economic divisiveness unless he is simply lying about something…be it important or insignificant. He simply cannot tell the truth. However, of all the absurd ways to steal money from the public, the latest is the most insane.
There is a plan in place to charge anyone with an imaging device (camera, iPad, cell phone even if it is an Obamaphone, etc.) $1,500 for a permit to render an image on film or chip of natural wonders or natural or man made treasures found in many of our national parks. Failure to purchase the permit prior to capturing any image carries a fine of $1,000.
I have to wonder if there might be separate stamps required on the permit for photographing large and small animals found in the parks you paid to get into. Look forward to the tree stamp or valley stamp in the near future.
Taking a picture of your new bride with Mount Rushmore in the background can ruin the honeymoon.
The U.S. Forest Service is charged with levying the fines. Remember, they are now armed with M-16 rifles and 40 cal. pistols loaded with JHP ammunition, grenade launchers and shotguns. You might not want to argue ignorance of this law after it is finalized in November.
Call them whatever you like: fees, fines, levies, tariffs, assessments or duties. No matter what you call them, taxes by any other name still take your pocket cash even if you don’t make more than $250,000 per year.