Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KU3N, Aug 27, 2020.
If inflation goes high enough, $50 could be less than a cup of coffee.
$50??? Another bureaucratic gaff. Many people who engage in this hobby are either going to be really young people who are curious about the hobby and just want to get a license, or someone who is on a fixed income either by disability or retirement (my situation). If it would have cost me $50, there would have been no way for me to afford the radios (not expensive ones) and pay for the license. I wouldn't have had enough interest in it, as well, to even consider it. Of course, now that I have the license, I have found many uses for it doing volunteer activities. Maybe when FEMA uses us as weather spotters or activates the local RACES group, we should charge them. There's a lot of good that comes from amateur operators and we need all of them that we can get. Don't discourage them for a quick buck.
Have you been to the magic green coffee place lately? I don't go, I brew it on my stove, but yikes... Every 5 cups is an FCC license modification!
Hope they use the money for enforcement, doubt it will happen, just wishful thinking.
I respectfully disagree. If it were not for the Vanity system, my Lady would not have her current call.
Maybe first change should be free, other changes down the line would cost.
Hopefully, it's not approved at all.
F the FCC what the hell are they doing with all the TAX $$$$$$$$$$$$ they are getting from us every year ! I am on a fixed income someone needs to fix Washington D.C. this November !!!
Likely! For example, a tall latte and a cheese danish cost me $8 at Starbuck's yesterday!
I told my XYL that's its time I got to know the Pillsbury doughboy--and set the oven to 375F
(Cheese filling is made by baking cream cheese with lemon zest, ricotta, and sugar, whipped.)
No its not. So, why not bill it per year on a yearly basis for $5?
That's not the same as a $50 hit for kiddos to pay up front... ma and pa will see that as a potential no-show.
In my state, and many if not most, the wildlife division of the government is supported by the hunting and fishing license fees, which also go toward enforcement of the game laws and improving availability of game. In other words, Fee For Service.
Here also, the drivers license fees and registration and other vehicle fees go to pay for administration of that system and also maintaining bridges and roads to the extent that the gasoline tax doesn’t (which is a lot since the gas tax hasn’t changed here in 25 years). In other words, Fee For Service.
There is No Free Lunch. Government services cost money. If not from general taxes (out of favor currently) then they must come from Fee For Service.