The greedy politicians stay on a never ending quest for more money to shovel into the abyss. Given this, and given that there has been a campaign to demonize corporate jets, the imposition of general aviation user fees is in the latest budget proposal.
There have been many previous attempts to impose general aviation user fees (in addition to the fuel tax) and all have been successfully deflected. These are different and more perilous times, though, and it appears more likely that there will be a strong push for these fees. And just because corporate jets are singled out, don’t think for a moment that your propeller airplane won’t be included.
- Do you think user fees in addition to the fuel tax are justified? (I bet I know your answer to that one.)
- What do you think are the best arguments to use in working to defeat the imposition of these fees?