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Jun 11, 2008

Poll: Tax Me, Tax Me Not, Tax Me!

Tax me. Tax me not. Tax me.

I guess the Tinian mayor was plucking petals to decide whether his opinion would go for taxing guest workers' remittances to their home countries. According to Marianas Variety report that this suggestion was in lieu of an alternative means to save local and guest workers to be retrenched from companies.

So cast your votes now on our newest poll ------------->

The Reveler

7 comments:

The Daily Yapper said...

It's illegal so it will never happen.

Anonymous said...

To be more specific, Customs is controlled by the Commonwealth, not the municipalities.

And the CNMI would never limit capital outflows, because such a gross interference with the free market would be economic suicide, and easily evaded. For instance, under the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, applicable here under Covenant Section 502, the CNMI cannot limit transfers to the United States, from which funds are easily forwarded.

Morever, our current Governor is a staunch defender of the free market, so it would never happen on his watch. Likewise, his successor is highly unlikely to be so foolish.

This is just political jingoism, ethnic vote-pandering, and does not deserve any more printer's ink. Further coverage only enables such racists.

Lil' Hammerhead said...

The idea is repulsive on the face of it. These are the lowest paid in our community. This earned money is already taxed. And we hire these needed employees knowing most are coming to work in order to send money home to their families..

And we're going to shaft them somemore.

San Nicolas is an idiot. Sorry.. a repulsive idiot.

Anonymous said...

What an absurd idea. Fuck that!

Lil Hammerhead a flip said...

The Idea suck lets send those flip bastards home!!!!

The Daily Yapper said...

I don't get it. You want to send the Filipinos home who don't have fathers?

Ms. D. said...

If the CNMI tries to pull a stunt like this, the U.S. will federalize CNMI Customs, too.

“Federalization: You asked for it; you got it.”

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