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Border fee idea stirs opposition

May 1, 2013

A federal budget proposal that could lead to border crossing fees on Canadian visitors is drawing opposition from inside and outside of Congress. Congressman Kevin Cramer, R-N.D....

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FrankG

May-01-13 8:13 AM

I don't think that this taxation idea is aimed at Canadians. Since the feds can't seem to stop illegal crossings at the border with Mexico, they hope to profit from the traffic.

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Nancy1

May-01-13 8:14 AM

It would slow it down. When their dollar dropped in value to 70 cents on every American dollar they did not come down even close to the normal numbers. Why do something like that?

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vietnamvet69

May-01-13 9:40 AM

What do you expect from the Director of Homeland Security? Her stance on a lot of items was different when she was Governor of Arizona, but she drastically changed her tune on these subjects when she was appointed to her present position. This is just another stupid way of Homeland Security to try and save their reputation.

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Peeweepeterson

May-01-13 4:56 PM

So you set a fee for Canadians to come into the USA. You make 100 million on that fee. You then end up loosing 800 million due to the fact that now 1/2 your clients will spend their money in their own country. Good job USA, you are always thinking!

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Peeweepeterson

May-01-13 6:33 PM

Stats don't lie. *******transborder.bts.gov/programs/international/transborder/TBDR_BC/TBDR_BCTSA.html

You'll notice when the dollar was low from 1996-2010, canadians did not come (at least in ND borders). They are once again high in 2011-2012. You put a tax on Canadians they will not come

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