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Old 06-07-2014, 09:29 AM
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Savvy politicians know it's not good to tax anyone who can vote you out of office. But tourists are fair game. Rental car taxes, entertainment taxes and hotel taxes are largely paid by visitors. But they don't stop there. While New York's bus subway trip from LGA is a good deal at $3.00, the monorail from JFK is a dollar a mile. Philly's commuter line to the airport charges as much as a 40 mile trip to Newark DE, plus they got rid of ticket vending machines so there is the inboard fare penalty. Chicago Transit levies a $2.25 flat rate except at OHare, where it is $5.00. And I suppose if you use a livery service there is a hidden tax there too.

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Old 06-07-2014, 12:49 PM
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Many cities also have hotel taxes which often help to offset CVB activities. To be honest we're talking nickels and dimes, it's just not that big of a deal to me.
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