I thought a pole-tax was unconstitutional...

Discussion in 'ex-Rag Chew Central' started by WB5HQH, Jun 28, 2012.

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  1. WB5HQH

    WB5HQH Ham Member QRZ Page

  2. KB3PXR

    KB3PXR Ham Member QRZ Page

    At least they aren't taxing utility poles, J-Poles, dipoles, or flag poles.
  3. K8ERV

    K8ERV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Who is counting?

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
  4. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I have no dog (or cat) in this fight, however it seems to me a lame excuse to levy a tax on anybody let alone strip clubs who like the rest of us are trying to survive.
  5. KC9UDX

    KC9UDX Platinum Subscriber Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    It's not unconstitutional. It should be though. It's not right to pick and choose who to tax and why. I thought discrimination was illegal. Does anyone (who doesn't work with FM recievers) even know what the word "discrimination" means?

    Everyone should be subject to the same taxes, and IMHO there outta be a LOT less of them.
  6. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Well this is what happens when we loose sight of our ideals, that being liberty and justice for all.
  7. W3MMM

    W3MMM Ham Member QRZ Page

    So as an example, toll roads should not exist, and instead a road should be funded from general taxes?

    Although tolls on roads are ultimately paid by everyone (as prices on the goods shipped over the road include the tolls), the nice thing about a specific user tax is that the user can opt to not pay by not using the taxed thing. So I pay a lot in road taxes as I drive often, but I don't pay cigarette taxes as i don't smoke.

    Yes, there's a theoretical appeal to everyone paying the same, so a retired person helps fund the roads for my commute. But in practice, I believe targeted taxes are fairer and offer the best way for a citizen to avoid a tax.
  8. KJ4VTH

    KJ4VTH Ham Member QRZ Page

    The tax is one thing, the rationale is another.
    What's next? Asking everyone who walks into a grade school for $5 to cover the cost of prosecuting pedophiles?
  9. W7JZE

    W7JZE QRZ Lifetime Member #84 Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    That's not FAIR! Just charge the pedophiles!


    Yah, edgy, I know.

  10. AC0FP

    AC0FP Ham Member QRZ Page

    A poll-tax means you have to pay to vote! Whats being voted on here?
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