Skip to comments.Homeland Security wants to charge fee for crossing U.S.-Canada border Proposed charge prompts
Posted on 04/21/2013 8:23:18 PM PDT by Nachum
The U.S. government is proposing to charge a new fee for every vehicle or pedestrian crossing the U.S.-Canada border an idea that has prompted fierce objections from New York lawmakers who claim the levy would stifle transboundary commerce and undermine recent efforts to ease the flow of people and goods between the two countries.
The Canadian government, too, is raising alarms about the proposal, with an embassy spokesman in Washington telling the Buffalo News that were confident that any study would conclude that the considerable economic damage any fee would do would greatly outweigh any revenue generated.
The issue flared on Friday in the U.S. after Rep. Brian Higgins, a Democratic congressman from Buffalo, N.Y., drew attention to an item buried deeply in the U.S. Department of Homeland Securitys proposed 2014 budget, released last week by DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano.
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I detest all these “Fees.” We already pay for everything these a-holes do, including their supplies, so fees are a Government scam to tax all of us even further.
If they started paying for themselves and they reduced our taxes by that amount then I would be somewhat impressed.
Better yet, charge any muslims wanting to enter the country a $25,000 non-refundable fee. Of course, that’s pocket change for Saudi-funded terrorists.
Maybe they should try this on the Mexican border?
Guard Towers and Machine Guns and Attack Poodles and Land Mines and Claymores!
Just another indication that the Federal government has gotten too big and needs to steal other people’s money to help feed the pig. How ‘bout a “fee” for those crossing the southern border?
Does Homeland SEc have the right to attach fees to anything?
This is like the 10% tax on tanning salons under 0bamacare. Who gets tans other than white people? No one!
Sounds like a good plan to me.
Since when does Homeland Security get to set taxes and fees?
sure, lets tax and penalize the legal visitors from Canada and the US, but lets just let the illegals come and go as they please...free school...free health care....hey, ain’t America got it alll!
Selfishness and greed.
Don’t let the politicians fool you. These are their private checking accounts in addition to our regular taxes. One of the silliest I have seen is adopt a road. LOL Excuse me, don’t our taxes pay for roads which for years lay in disrepair?
Great idea. If revenue was involved, maybe Janet’s Dykes would be there at the most popular illegal crossing points to write tickets to every amigo who dropped on the American side. Ya think?
Maybe they should just charge a fee because they are so awesome and stuff.
Rights of American citizens have been voided.
Everything is done by Executive Order these days.
We don’t need more fees or taxes or debt. Cut the fricken government already. Janet Napolitano is a complete moron and incompetent failure. She’s the poster child for the Peter Principle (right next to Obama & Biden).
I cross southbound in a commercial vehicle frequently, and have been paying $10.75 per trip for a couple of years now. (Which caused me to purchase an electronic transponder for $205 per year instead.)
“Processing fee” for my paperwork is the excuse they use....