#2 2018-02-10 06:29:58

The per capita (911) cost across America ranges from just 3 cents (Utah) to $48 (Iowa).

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#3 2018-02-10 07:59:01

The list of states is awesome:

Rhode Island
New Jersey
West Virginia
New Mexico

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#4 2018-02-10 09:09:42

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#5 2018-02-10 09:31:56

Has there ever been an "Emergency Tax" that hasn't become permanent? It's only been 17 years...

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#6 2018-02-10 11:08:17

GooberMcNutly wrote:

Has there ever been an "Emergency Tax" that hasn't become permanent? It's only been 17 years...

Fixed that for you.

Nah this is specific to pay for 911, it's a "Fee" in the truest sense of the word.

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#7 2018-02-14 09:21:55

.gov 9/11 payouts = total scam on taxpayers. 

Should have diverted billion$ we cough up annually for “poor” apartheid-Israhell instead.

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#8 2018-02-14 09:47:36

GooberMcNutly wrote:

Has there ever been an "Emergency Tax" that hasn't become permanent? It's only been 17 years...

Goob - I think you misread the article.  This is the national service tax for the "911" emergency phone service, this program is funded by a per line fee on every line issued in the U.S. and it's possessions.  If you want to add a DID # to your internal business VoIP system you have to pay that fee.

The has nothing to do with the Sept. 11th attacks.

The gist of the article is that some states (the already known shady ones listed) are diverting the funds for other purposes while others are paying up to insure the service always works.

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#9 2018-02-14 13:59:00

Emmeran wrote:

The has nothing to do with the Sept. 11th attacks.

I was under the impression (possibly/probably incorrect) that this extra tax was added to the 911 service as a rider to the 9/11 spending on security.

If it's just "plain" 911, then lump it into the billions in tax breaks and outright grants (About $4000 / household nationwide) that the telecom companies took to wire up high speed internet to rural areas and to schools and libraries, except they kind of forgot to do any of it and just pocketed the money instead.

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#10 2018-02-14 14:06:46

GooberMcNutly wrote:

If it's just "plain" 911, then lump it into the billions in tax breaks and outright grants (About $4000 / household nationwide) that the telecom companies took to wire up high speed internet to rural areas and to schools and libraries, except they kind of forgot to do any of it and just pocketed the money instead.

This is one of those situations where socialism was highly effective in our country, if you get a phone line you get emergency dialing.  Obviously greed jumps in somewhere, somehow in certain places which is what this article references.

But overall 911 has been a huge success here.  (**Edit**) According to Wikipedia the UK's 999 emergency system was the example for our system created there in 1937, we adopted it in 1957.(**/Edit**)

Just be careful when you call for para-military police assistance these days, they might shoot you for having a heart attack...

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#11 2018-02-14 18:14:52

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Oh, it was THAT 911.  Read "nation's more appalling swindles" and just ASSumed. Too good...



Note to self: 

1)  Read material B4 making comments.
2)  Try HS when sober...for a change

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#12 2018-02-15 06:19:06

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