“A great civilization cannot be conquered until it destroys itself from within.” -- W. Durant
Throughout history many civilizations have corrupted themselves into extinction. When the debt limit was raised, I believe another was added to the list. With zero growth and double-digit unemployment, no thought was given to cuts to spending and now they want to raise taxes!
I noticed an increase in a utility bill. Inspecting it, I found a security service “fee.” Contacting the utility, they said they sent an email in June offering the service and I evidently accepted it.
I found their email in my spam file with a “link” for the service. It offered anti-spyware and a file backup service for $10 per month. I use Microsoft’s anti-spyware as it is excellent and free.
The email contained a “Reverse Link,” meaning if you “do not” respond you automatically accepted a service that you don’t receive.
This prompted me to research the fees, taxes and surcharges on my utility bills. I have compiled a list of every charge I could find.
Why they can charge you and how much money is generated is surprising.
Example: Utilities pass all operational costs to consumers, even income taxes, i.e. Fl. Gross receipts Tax 1 and 2 now bundled with another “Fee.”
The information is posted at togetheronevoice.com.
Some taxes are now “Fines and Penalties.” To me, both mean being found guilty of a crime by a jury of my peers. Is the government now “a jury of our peers?
I believe the White House should read the “Declaration of Independence” and ensure taxation is transparent as our forefathers intended taxation to be.
We are still the United States of America, right?