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The feds have put off a ruling on rear-view cameras for cars. Should new cars have a camera?

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concerned

Jun-21-13 6:31 AM

They should have them only if the one buying the car wants to pay for one. Forcing companies to put extras on vehicles only drives up the cost of the vehicle. If government forces them to put them on it will just be yet another one of those hidden taxes brought about by a government regulation.

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ladybug

Jun-21-13 8:47 AM

Explain to me why it would be a hidden tax rather than an additional cost to the consumer.

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Mtlhed

Jun-21-13 9:19 AM

For one thing, an increase in sales price due to all the dudads that big brother says we need for our own good, equates to increased sales tax. So it's more expensive for people who have brains enough to drive a car without bumping into everything, yet now have no choice in the matter; and the gov't gets more sales tax due to the overall increase in cost.

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ladybug

Jun-21-13 9:43 AM

Who pays the sales tax ?

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ladybug

Jun-21-13 9:45 AM

What part does the insurance company's play in adding all these dudads ?

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concerned

Jun-21-13 10:19 AM

I realize this is not something that you seem to easily be able to wrap your head around ladybug. But every time the government mandates something it causes the cost of that product or service to increase. Every regulation government puts on businesses results in raises to the cost of their products. Had government not put the regulations on, the product would have been less expensive. So who causes inflation?? Inflation is the poor man's enemy and it is partially created by government regulations. No you are not paying extra directly to the government that is why it is called hidden. But the increased cost is a result of government mandates.

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ladybug

Jun-21-13 10:30 AM

Wrap your head around this and tell me where the hidden tax is.

The only ones affected here isthe person who buys the car.

Some mandates actually reduce costs, Seat belts,safety glass, air bagsetc.

The main thing hurting the poor is low wages.Trying to pay 2013 prices with 2000 wages .Boght a bag of sugar yesterday.Oh good the price didn't increase ,There was only 4# of product.Stupid customer takes it up the butt again.

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ladybug

Jun-21-13 10:36 AM

Back in my day a person my age was exspected to live to around 50.

Now the avg, age is somewhere around 70 + Why is that ?

I'll bet regulations played a part .

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EATTHERICH

Jun-21-13 11:00 AM

more bells and whistles.would the cameras create another distraction for drivers?

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ladybug

Jun-21-13 12:04 PM

Eat: Your right i can't see any big advantage of something like this either.

Agree this is an uncessary increase in product costs.

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Beaumont

Jun-21-13 12:32 PM

Don't buy it stay home in your basement and count your coins. Or move to Mexico and buy an old VW bug. Always crying about your taxes be thankful you can pay them.

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rpmwwe

Jun-21-13 2:29 PM

"Who pays the sales tax ?"

Come on, bug. You know the answer to this...you learned it at camp. Only poor people pay taxes. The wealthy and working class are completely excluded from paying taxes, right?

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ladybug

Jun-21-13 2:31 PM

You missed the point as usual.

The person buying the car pays the sales tax. Oh gee

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ladybug

Jun-21-13 2:34 PM

Ding dong !!!Whose there ?

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Kozy62

Jun-21-13 3:22 PM

Some taxing is good and many good things have happened through the years...and what does that have to do with the question?

If you are saying that government and taxes have come up with most improvements then you are wrong. Companies through our free enterprise system is the real hero.

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concerned

Jun-21-13 3:54 PM

Kozy I brought the tax issue up. I think the question was about Government thinking of mandating review cameras in vehicles. I say every government mandate is just a hidden tax, as it causes the cost of the product to increase. Therefore the consumer is forced to pay a higher price than they would of just because of government mandates something. I say it is just a hidden tax. There are many things that we have to pay extra for because of government mandates. Who pays in the end for these new government laws? We the people.

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Mtlhed

Jun-21-13 6:37 PM

Bug, I never expected you to understand it anyways. If the gov't says, "Hey, we're going to start a new tax on the sale of cars," the peasants, err I mean people would be in an uproar. But if they just say "For your own good, we now mandate cameras," a good percentage of the population (liberals)say, "Gee, ok, my all knowing all wise big brother, if you really think it's best." So the price goes up and therefore the sales tax goes up and therefore....."a hidden tax." Libs can't understand this for some reason, but conservatives see it plain as day. It happens all the time, not just with cars.

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concerned

Jun-21-13 8:42 PM

mtlhed Another one of those hidden taxes is in Gasoline prices. The price of gas not only includes the direct tax of 46 cents per gallon for state and federal taxes, but it also includes the extra cost added to the price we pay caused by all the government regulations placed on the industry which drives up the price of gasoline. Other stupid things like banks and other companies being required to notify their customers of their privacy policy every year. It is all government mandated and the cost is passed on to the consumer because the expense is figured into the cost of a product or service. All hidden cost caused by government mandates.

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Kozy62

Jun-22-13 6:08 AM

Much of the problem is that people don't realize how much we pay in taxes. Check on your gas tax and your phone tax and fees...if you just take the time to look, you will see how government is too big!

We cannot afford it anymore!

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