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NO NEW TAXES!!! — Why Now?
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The call of the Republicans in their native environment. This means when they pick your pocket to pay for their programs it won’t be called a tax, it will be called a fee.

From the Local Puppy Trainer: Some vehicle, license fees will double

The Legislature this year approved across-the-board rate increases for fees charged by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. The new prices take effect Sept. 1.

“This is a huge deal. A lot of the fees are doubling,” said Okaloosa County Tax Collector Chris Hughes. “It kind of slipped in there. None of us knew about it until after the Legislature approved it.”

Below are some of the hikes:

  • License plate renewals: From $28.10 to $46.65.
  • Registration fee for new vehicles: From $100 to $225.
  • Drivers license: From $32.25 to $54.25.
  • Replacement of lost license: From $15.25 to $31.25.

You can double fees, but don’t ever suggest a 0.1% increase in anything labeled as a tax.


1 5 Stories to Read » Florida Progressive Coalition Blog - { 06.27.09 at 9:35 pm }

[…] Why Now?: NO NEW TAXES!!! – “The call of the Republicans in their native environment. This means when they pick […]

2 hipparchia { 06.28.09 at 12:49 am }

i’m cool with that. let’s levy some health care fees on some rich people so the rest of us can have single payer.
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3 Bryan { 06.28.09 at 9:46 am }

Ah, you haven’t heard about Cover Florida. In another 470 years, the super new Republican market-based “solution” will provide coverage for everyone in the state. Of course, the Cover Florida plan doesn’t actually pay for much of anything, but the Republicans can claim they have created a health insurance plan.

4 hipparchia { 06.28.09 at 10:10 am }

dude! i’m ininsured, of course i’ve heard of cover florida [don’t ask me what i think of that name].
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5 distributrocap { 06.28.09 at 11:53 am }

a tac by any other name — why arent the talking heads talking about how are taxes are still paying for these fruitless and poorly managed wars

6 Bryan { 06.28.09 at 12:05 pm }

Actually, Hipparchia, I assumed you had heard about it because you follow health care so closely, I was just being sarcastic. You can get better coverage from programs advertised in the weekly mailings or matchbook covers.

The name is appropriate as it reflects the fact that they wanted to hide the truth of 4 million residents without regular access to health care, and their program certainly doesn’t provide it. Like “TARP”, they are trying to hide the problem not fix it.

DC, for some perverse reason, killing people is always justified, but saving lives is subject to cost restrictions.

7 hipparchia { 06.29.09 at 12:56 am }

i knew that [about the sarcasm] 😉

8 Bryan { 06.29.09 at 2:12 pm }

By this time I would certainly hope so.