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President Bush's budget proposes two user fees that look a lot like taxes. One is a perennial proposal to increase fees on hazardous-materials carriers. Shippers and carriers that would be affected were quick to denounce the proposal as a revenue-raising ploy that would not return anything to the users. Similarly, a proposal to increase safety inspection fees on railroads faces a hostile future, although

President Bush's budget proposes two “user fees” that look a lot like taxes. One is a perennial proposal to increase fees on hazardous-materials carriers. Shippers and carriers that would be affected were quick to denounce the proposal as a revenue-raising ploy that would not return anything to the users. Similarly, a proposal to increase safety inspection fees on railroads faces a hostile future, although the fee has been increased in the past.

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