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Airlines: Obama budget
would hike ticket prices

Washington Post, by Ashley Halsey III,

Original Article

Posted By:Scottyboy, 4/12/2013 8:41:59 AM

The airline industry is warning that passengers would shoulder the financial burden if Congress backs new taxes on tickets and air carriers in the Obama Administration’s budget proposal. “The president’s budget represents an unprecedented tax grab on the backs of airlines and their customers, who already pay more than their fair share of taxes,” Nicholas E. Calio, president of the industry trade group Airlines for America, said in a statement Thursday.

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The WaPo could dedicate and entire weeks worth of issues itemizing the skyrocketing cost of goods and services 0bama´s disasterous policies have caused already.....this is just another for that long list.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nonsense, 4/12/2013 10:00:21 AM     (No. 9271858)

Restricting movement of citizens, sounds like an evil plan. Is anyone working to halt the insanity?

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