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Bogged down the fight over taxes just heating up.
Europe is touting a carbon tax on airlines any and all with flights going in and out of your.
Have to -- empathy to help fight global warming.
But that and flying well.
US senate does -- -- bill to block the tax and insisting US airlines.
Don't have to comply to the judge says easier said than done to -- a volatile don't know -- -- what -- doing but.
-- you fly over there you play by their rules so judged.
I'm not old -- -- I guess.
You know you have put me in the awkward position trying to defend the tax I hate tax I don't really know taxation is theft right but but look that countries have sovereignty.
Which we ought to of known.
When we eat more or less supportive than -- along with the European Union it would be a gaggle of socialists who -- extract this much money.
From private industry as they could now they've come up with this new tax.
But American Airlines.
I don't mean that airlines that originated right now and states of America.
We'll have no choice but to pay that tax in order to land there I mean the the federal government of the United States of America could no longer no more exempt.
Airlines that are domestic to the US from paying a European tax.
Then the government of Great Britain or Germany.
British or our air or or Lufthansa.
From paying a tax of the Port Authority when they land here.
-- wherever you are the sovereign of that -- has the authority to tax you.
When you find -- fair -- not.
So worried foreign airlines that come here and have to pay -- someone security security tax that's the way we do business here if you wanna be here that's 200 correct look we we we I just -- -- -- the judge it'd polyps on up.
Is in favor of -- tax.
Up up up up up up but I EM in the sovereign position -- saying.
Under our present international law the Europeans have the authority to it to tax.
-- -- -- American commercial enterprise when it does business in Europe whether the federal government in the United States wants introduce or not.
Whether the federal government believes it's a -- tax.
They can extract the money from the zero point even if they don't use it to fight carbon emissions even if they use -- -- to give them money away.
They can do with it why would that once that becomes part of there of their general -- even a dedicated tax doesn't have to go to the proposition for which it is dedicated once it.
It's no longer the taxpayers' hands of belongs to the government that's the law here -- He's funny and very -- way of saying -- in -- taxes but it might.
My -- -- the I don't know but it didn't let you do it did not -- it that -- very well put.