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Monday, April 19, 2010

Senators Back Tax on Airline Baggage Charges


“Ever since Spirit Airlines Inc. announced this month that it would add a fee of up to $45 per carry-on bag, the airline’s chief executive, Ben Baldanza, has been trying to quell the resulting outrage…. Seven U.S. senators have backed proposed legislation concerning the Florida-based airline’s carry-on fee…. The lawmakers hope to put the kibosh on the fee by imposing a tax on all airline revenue collected from such charges.” (Los Angeles Times, Monday)

Is nothing beyond the reach of the State?

FEE Timely Classic
“The Hidden Fallacies Behind Intervention” by Clarence B. Carson