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Homeland Security wants to charge fee for crossing U.S.-Canada border Proposed charge prompts
the Vancouver Sun ^ | 4/20/13 | Randy Boswell, Postmedia News

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 “we’re 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 Security’s proposed 2014 budget, released last week by DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano.

(Excerpt) Read more at vancouversun.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: border; canada; homeland; security
Full title: Homeland Security wants to charge fee for crossing U.S.-Canada border Proposed charge prompts economic alarm in Ottawa, New York

More half-baked ideas from Obamatron

1 posted on 04/21/2013 8:23:18 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 04/21/2013 8:23:40 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

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.


3 posted on 04/21/2013 8:27:59 PM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: Nachum

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.


4 posted on 04/21/2013 8:28:55 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Nachum

Maybe they should try this on the Mexican border?


5 posted on 04/21/2013 8:29:38 PM PDT by KOZ.
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To: Nachum
I say yes! And we charge on the Southern Border also. And all money goes towards building a 30 Ft. High Wall on both borders (Not a fence, A wall! A wall big enough to drive trucks on!)

Guard Towers and Machine Guns and Attack Poodles and Land Mines and Claymores!

6 posted on 04/21/2013 8:33:30 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Nachum

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?


7 posted on 04/21/2013 8:33:54 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Amnesty Bill - 800 pages filled with 400 waivers and exemptions for illegal aliens.)
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To: Nachum

Does Homeland SEc have the right to attach fees to anything?


8 posted on 04/21/2013 8:34:34 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Nachum

This is like the 10% tax on tanning salons under 0bamacare. Who gets tans other than white people? No one!


9 posted on 04/21/2013 8:34:55 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Sounds like a good plan to me.


10 posted on 04/21/2013 8:34:59 PM PDT by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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To: Nachum

Since when does Homeland Security get to set taxes and fees?


11 posted on 04/21/2013 8:35:06 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Nachum

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!


12 posted on 04/21/2013 8:35:29 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Nachum

Selfishness and greed.


13 posted on 04/21/2013 8:35:37 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: OldMissileer

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?


14 posted on 04/21/2013 8:36:22 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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15 posted on 04/21/2013 8:38:40 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: KOZ.

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?


16 posted on 04/21/2013 8:38:56 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: freekitty

Maybe they should just charge a fee because they are so awesome and stuff.


17 posted on 04/21/2013 8:41:11 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: maine-iac7
Does Homeland SEc have the right to attach fees to anything?

Rights of American citizens have been voided.

Everything is done by Executive Order these days.

18 posted on 04/21/2013 8:41:18 PM PDT by TYVets
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To: Nachum

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).


19 posted on 04/21/2013 8:41:34 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Nachum

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....


20 posted on 04/21/2013 8:42:04 PM PDT by datura (Vote from the rooftops.)
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To: Nachum

It would be a highly regressive fee, falling hardest on minorities. In other words, racist!


21 posted on 04/21/2013 8:42:22 PM PDT by kevao (.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Janet Napolitano is a complete moron and incompetent failure

Tough to fix "stupid"

22 posted on 04/21/2013 8:43:18 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
.... This administration is looking for new and very creative ways to mine as much money from the economy as possible. This is merely another such attempt. Each and every new tax and fee that is levied upon Americans and residents .... those that reside in the United States .... is a reduction in the size of the economy of the country by that same and equal amount ... only to have a tiny percentage returned back into the dwindling riches of a once powerful and proud nation. It is a way of separating earned income from the producers and then redistributing it to the non producers. Incrementally, each amount is deducted from the net gain .... barely without even a notice from the ones it is taken from. But added up as a whole .... it would be considered the equivalent of Grand Larceny.

This nations wealth is being plundered for a cause that seeks to destroy her. Yet hardly anyone bothers to raise the alarm.

23 posted on 04/21/2013 9:09:51 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: Nachum

I live right here in Higgins district with 3 international bridges. I drive to the end of my road and there is Canada across the Niagara River. This is pure insanity.


24 posted on 04/21/2013 9:23:04 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: SpaceBar

LOL


25 posted on 04/21/2013 9:33:25 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: R_Kangel
Yet hardly anyone bothers to raise the alarm.

We've been raising the alarm for years. But we are the new minority that no one gives a shit about.

26 posted on 04/21/2013 9:42:54 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: NY Attitude

Just wait until the fee is $250,000 to leave...


27 posted on 04/21/2013 10:16:59 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is v?ery late in the day.")
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To: AmusedBystander
"But we are the new minority that no one gives a shit about. "

.... That is the sad reality at this time. Those that are left now that have sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America need to find a powerful voice and come together as a unified team of the defenders of the Constitution this country. Unfortunately, within the GOP .... the survival of this nation seems to have taken a back seat to party bickering while the big picture of the survival of the only successful Constitutional Republic is lost.

.... As the old saying goes.... "United we stand .... Divided we fall" ..... a principal that is all too true and known all too well by the enemies of freedom. The Alinskyites know us ... how to play us like fiddles .... and drive wedges between any semblance of unity that may develop within us. There appears to be all too many within this party of Republicans and Conservatives that are willing to take a bite at the bait that they cast which in turn splits us and diminishes our strength.

.... At this time when much is required of us, To defeat them will take an incredible amount of unity of cause within the party which defends the Constitution. Sadly, at this time, .... this seems to be the party's weakest strength.

28 posted on 04/21/2013 10:25:59 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: The Mayor

We live 4 miles from Canada on the Yukon. People on both sides of the border are related through marriage, history, and they travel back and forth all the time. Shows you how outta touch this regime really is.


29 posted on 04/21/2013 10:28:09 PM PDT by Eska
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To: Nachum

Shove your idea where the sun doesn’t shine. Nobody wants or needs “Homeland Security”.


30 posted on 04/21/2013 11:06:45 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Nachum
The U.S. government is proposing to charge a new fee for every vehicle or pedestrian crossing the U.S.-Canada border

Who in the "U.S. government"?

31 posted on 04/21/2013 11:10:10 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Irenic

Somebody has to pay her didologist fees..


32 posted on 04/21/2013 11:41:29 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Nachum

Why not a 10 dollar fee per person for crossing the Mexican border into the USA for every illegal that is caught or spotted. Obutthole wants money, there is billions to be made there. just issue an executive order to the Skank of DHS to send an invoice to the Mehikan Cleptocracy for every one caught in person or on camera.


33 posted on 04/22/2013 12:10:36 AM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: KOZ.

“Maybe they should try this on the Mexican border?”

Exactly. Why do they want to punish the Canadians?


34 posted on 04/22/2013 3:01:31 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Nachum

This sounds like O’Mally here in Maryland jacking up the fee to cross the Morgantown Bridge because so many Marylanders go there to buy cheaper gas and cigarettes.


35 posted on 04/22/2013 3:23:41 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Change the location to the Mexican boarder and leave Canada alone. There is plenty of crossing down south that have millions crossing everyday. Should be plenty of chances there to catch a few bucks.


36 posted on 04/22/2013 4:31:51 AM PDT by Progov (I'm for HONEST government)
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To: Nachum

Ever since our lefty RINO prez Bush ushered in the Department of Fatherland Security I knew once in the hands of a Democrat administration it would be turned against us.

Needless to say I have little used for Bush or the DHS.


37 posted on 04/22/2013 4:42:46 AM PDT by redfreedom (The spineless RINO's have made themselves irrelevent and lost the country for us.)
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To: Nachum

It’s not like the lines are long enough already...(sarcasm)

Government IS the problem.


38 posted on 04/22/2013 6:29:46 AM PDT by Peet (Come back with a warrant.)
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To: Nachum
“we’re confident that any study would conclude that the considerable economic damage any fee would do would greatly outweigh any revenue generated.”

In Ubamaworld, economic damage is a good thing if it happens to the US.

39 posted on 04/22/2013 6:47:22 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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To: Nachum

We could be the only country on Earth with a cover charge. Next would come the two-drink minimum.


40 posted on 04/22/2013 7:02:24 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: Nachum

They already charge a fee.....it’s called taxes and we’re not getting much for our money.


41 posted on 04/22/2013 7:04:28 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Nachum

Bakeesh to the guards at the checkpoints; perfectly normal.


42 posted on 04/22/2013 8:30:29 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (What is hateful done to you, do not do to your neighbour. That is the whole of the Law. - Rabbi Hill)
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To: Nachum

Can’t have the serfs traveling so freely; they might smuggle in 100 watt lightbulbs or 5 gallon toilets!


43 posted on 04/22/2013 8:37:21 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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