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    Romeo Delight
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    What's with this "television licence fee" that you have to pay every year?! Is this money used to actually fund your networks? I find it fascinating that you have to pay a tax every year for your televisions.

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    They ain't shy about taxing things over there are they lol. Whats next?
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    Likewise, a lot of Europeans marvel at the notion that many US states pull an extra dime out of every retail dollar that their citizens spend thru something called sales tax.

    Trust me, we're taxed just as bad as they are, and we don't get 6+ weeks of vacation a year, either...

    [insert your favorite left-wing scumbag's dick here]

    Feels GOOOOOD, doesn't it?

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    yeah, i loved visiting over there and not having to pay sales tax. sweet. [img]smile.gif[/img]

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    another benefit is college. i studied for a year in freiburg, germany, and only paid 50 DM ( about 37 bucks at the time) per semester for tuition. and for another 30 DM a month, i got an unlimited pass for streetcars and buses. you can get a bus pass here, but in my experience, service sucks and forget about subways or S-bahns in all but a couple handful of cities.

    i love america, but we have some serious misappropriation of tax dollars going on here.

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    just tell their women to start shavin' and i'm happy..... [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img]

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    Live in a democracy, you get taxed pretty much for anything the government thinks it can get away with. Shit happens.
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    Yes, in most countries we have to pay for a tv licence, and it costs usually little over 100$ a year. I think it's to fund the public tv... never thought about it really..
    When I fist moved to Ireland, one of these inspectors visited late in the evening to check if we had a tv! Usually you will get a huge fine, but I pretended there was no such thing as a tv licence in Holland, so I got away with it.

    And yes, we do have Sales tax, and it is even higher than over there.. It's called VAT and it is usually between 19 and 21%. the only difference is that it is already included in the price. it is less confusing in stores, but many advertisements in magazines or on the internet usually have the price ex. vat in big print, and the price incl. vat in a very small print... very annoying!

 

 

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