‘Stretching the meaning of the word fee’
: They’re taxes.
... Not that I mind. Always said some taxes would be necessary to get out of this mess -- as long as they’re accompanied by spending reductions and reforms. The Senate seems to be addressing these concerns. ... So what’s the count on taxes so far? Let me see: $1.5 billion last year + probably about $500 million this year = $2 billion. Think this will stop the relentless drum beating for an income tax hike? See item below. ... One last point: Of course
the fees are going to be passed on to consumers. ... OK, now to the next item. ...