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Old 01-04-2013, 10:18   #16
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Re: US to introduce "BlueWater" cruising tax (in 2014?)

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It was a great topic which could go on for a few pages ... I was about to write a tongue in cheek reply ...
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:18   #17
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Re: US to introduce "BlueWater" cruising tax (in 2014?)

The sad thing is that it is totally believable in our bankrupt country that continues to penalize the MAKERS to support the growing population of TAKERS that are destroying our country. April Fools? Hardly.
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I was sooooooo tempted to mention that the tax would be double for Cats .........but I resisted .
That might have tipped my suspicion. As written you got me - nice.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:08   #19
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The sad thing is that it is totally believable in our bankrupt country that continues to penalize the MAKERS to support the growing population of TAKERS that are destroying our country. April Fools? Hardly.
its a fiat currency, dont worry , just print more, plenty where that came from

spending 5 Trillion on overseas adventures doesnt help of course, but hey it keeps the Southern states employed!!!( over this side we call that state sponsored development, like say Airbus!)

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its a fiat currency, dont worry , just print more, plenty where that came from

spending 5 Trillion on overseas adventures doesnt help of course, but hey it keeps the Southern states employed!!!( over this side we call that state sponsored development, like say Airbus!)

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Here we go again
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its a fiat currency, dont worry , just print more, plenty where that came from

spending 5 Trillion on overseas adventures doesnt help of course, but hey it keeps the Southern states employed!!!( over this side we call that state sponsored development, like say Airbus!)

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So, which one(s?!) are twinned with Greece
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Re: US to introduce "BlueWater" cruising tax (in 2014?)

i dunno...should i register in Cyprus?
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Re: US to introduce "BlueWater" cruising tax (in 2014?)

just wait till they come out with the new and improved taxes on boats for you foreigners when visiting
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Re: US to introduce "BlueWater" cruising tax (in 2014?)

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The sad thing is that it is totally believable in our bankrupt country that continues to penalize the MAKERS to support the growing population of TAKERS that are destroying our country. April Fools? Hardly.
Indeed.

All too believable. In this day and age when for example in Cyprus -- whose only industry with a future is banking and financial services! -- confiscates the accounts of foreign clients. Invading foreign countries and torturing prisoners? Sure! Boarding and harassing yachts who sail to Cuba? More fun! A 5% tax on American yachts cruising abroad? All of a piece . . .
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Re: US to introduce "BlueWater" cruising tax (in 2014?)

Once again, this looms its ugly head in my area. Will Va. Beach boaters ship out over tax proposal? | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

One city raises taxes, boats all move to adjoining city.
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just wait till they come out with the new and improved taxes on boats for you foreigners when visiting
I think you made a typo there... It should be "for you Canadians when visiting"
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Once again, this looms its ugly head in my area. Will Va. Beach boaters ship out over tax proposal? | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

One city raises taxes, boats all move to adjoining city.
You DO realize this thread was an April Fools' Joke right?
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I did realize it was April fools. Just showing how close to reality the joke was.
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Once again, this looms its ugly head in my area. Will Va. Beach boaters ship out over tax proposal? | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

One city raises taxes, boats all move to adjoining city.
They are just catching up with other jurisdictions... Before we left California, we were paying a 1% "Unsecured Property Tax" on the value of the vessel. With other assessments attached to the bill, like 9-1-1, libraries, etc.... It came out to be around 1.1% tax per year.

Failure to pay, meant a lean againts your vessel from the local County Tax Assessor.

Yet another reason I left California for good!
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