Passengers to pay the cost of new taxes

Victoria
By Victoria April 15, 2013 11:10

Passengers to pay the cost of new taxes

Increased taxes in the US budget plan , if passes, will be passed onto consumers, warns Nicholas Calio, president of the trade group Airlines for America. The proposed budget would triple the passenger security tax to $7.50 per flight and add a $100-per-flight tax on airlines and increase several other smaller fees.
“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,” said Calio. “Instead of using the US airline industry and its customers as a piggy bank for deficit reduction, this administration should view airlines as the engine of economic growth they are. Our fragile economy and the millions of middle class Americans who rely on air travel and shipping every day simply cannot afford tax increases that will drive up the cost of flying or limit service options to small communities.”

Victoria
By Victoria April 15, 2013 11:10
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