I wonder how long the tax would last if people didn't get off the ship, or if we wouldn't book any cruises with Mexico on the itinerary. Maybe we should tax Mexico for all the illegal aliens that are here in the U.S.! What do you thing it's costing us per head? Let's see... according to a study made based on Census Bureau data, households headed by illegal aliens cost our Federal Government 10 billion dollars in 2002. GO AHEAD MEXICO, TAX US SOME MORE.
No it is not just you. I am a physician here in Tucson and I can tell you from experience that the American taxpayer is getting raked over the coals. I know of someone who needed a heart transplant but couldn't afford it in Mexico. The solution? Cross the border illegally and get in absolutely free in the U.S. We are talking about more than $500,000 for one patient and this happens everyday in our local area.
I can also tell you of how the local police can pick up several dozen illegal immigrants at a time and when they call the border patrol, they are told that no one is available and they should just let them go. I know it sounds hard to believe, but this also happens thousands of times everyday in our country. It is a shame that our country is going to bankrupt itself.
With that being said, I can't wait to get out of town in about three weeks and forget about all of this.
I agree with gdjoslin, when the Alaska tax went into effect and didn't slow bookings at all, I wondered how long it would take for other Gvt taxing authorities to get into the act. Don't be sruprised to see more of it in the furute.