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Old February 14th, 2002, 08:43 AM
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Default Alaska Gov. wants $30 from each of us... pax tax

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"(2/12/2002)
JUNEAU -- Alaska governor Tony Knowles on Monday formally submitted legislation to the assembly to enact a $30 per cruise ship passenger tax to help close a gap in the state budget.
The bill includes a provision that would place a corporate income tax on the cruise industry should the passenger tax be struck down by the courts, the governor's spokesman said.

"There have been some rumblings that a passenger tax would be challenged on grounds that it interfered with interstate commerce," the governor's spokesman said. "We disagree and feel our proposal is defensible, but you never know about the courts.

"If such a tax is struck down, we would propose to raise about $20 million via a corporate income tax on the cruise industry ... we feel that this sector of the Alaska industry should not be exempt from paying their fair share."

John Hansen, executive director of the North West CruiseShip Assn., said he couldn't comment on the proposed corporate tax, adding, "We're looking at the total amount of economic benefit that the cruise industry brings to Alaska -- about $700 million per year -- and we don't feel the additional head tax is justified."
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Old February 14th, 2002, 08:59 AM
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Politicians....they can't wait to stick it to anyone to get more money to blow(according to how they see fit).
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Old February 14th, 2002, 10:24 AM
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Absolutely ridiculous!!! We already pay through the nose when we are there!
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It's getting to the point that the cruise lines have to take a stand...
Each ship that stops in a port brings in tousands of passengers, whose sole purpose is to spend money! We don't go to their schools, overtax their roadways, etc; We are "pure prfit!"
The ports should bend over backwards, to attract us as passengers, instead of charging us for the privilege of spending our money. They should pay the cruise lines for each passenger they bring to the port... We are, for most ports, the largest source, and sometimes only source, of income.
What would happen if Carnival told a particular port that they were no longer having any of their ships, on any of their lines, stop at a particular port....? How long would that port survive?
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I just love the term "paying their fair share." what a croc! The politco's just love that term. Jeff, ditto on your comments.
The gov must be a Democrat!
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