Outrageous Local Taxes
I have no problem paying my fair share of taxes for the services the government provides... roads, bridges, police and fire departments, national defense, social safety net, food safety, pollution control etc. etc. What I do have a problem with however is getting taxed for paying my taxes. I thought double taxation was illegal.
In this particular case I bought a permanent license for my car at the Montana Motor Vehicle Division. That fee (let's be real) is basically a tax which goes to pay for roads and bridges etc. The problem, as you can see from my receipt, is that the fee is taxed by Yellowstone County. There is also an insurance verification fee. I'd be more than willing to verify it for them by showing my insurance to them but of course then they wouldn't be able to collect the $5. If they were smart they'd just bury all those fees and taxes into one price and take the wind out of my sails. Talk about a bunch of B.S. How long will it be before the IRS starts charging some kind of filing fee for the right to pay taxes? Ridiculous!