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Re: Florida Legislation

THis is an excellent point.  I personally got out of the marine part of
the aquarium hobby because it was too expensive.  Not just the speicmens
either, but the equipment, food, dry goods, etc.  Had a nice reef running
for a couple of years too, until I had to sell it off.  Now I'm into
natives.  Not that it was a trade off.  I just wish I could afford both.


On Wed, 1 Jul 1998, Josh Wiegert wrote:

> Yes, the user pays, but.. discouraging people from getting into the fish
> hobby is only going to be detrimental in the long run.  Fish are already
> an expensive commodity, especially if you include the fact thatt your
> average person, new to the hobby, must replace them frequently.  The vast
> majority of people won't know or care where that extra money on their fish
> are going to.  ALl they'll know is tha the Neon Tetra they bought last
> week cost $1.99, and this week, $2.49.  
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> On Wed, 1 Jul 1998 peter.unmack at ASU_Edu wrote:
> > On Wed, 1 Jul 1998, Josh Wiegert wrote:
> > 
> > >    Well written, and I like your ideas.  However, I tend to disagree with
> > > the tax on the wholesale level of ornamental fishes.  
> > 
> > Haven't you ever heard of user pays?  Some folks have had it free in this
> > country for too long.  Sure, it will raise the price slightly, but I think
> > most folks would support a small increase if they knew the money was going
> > directly towards a cause that benefited fish too rather than into the general
> > tax hole.
> > 
> > Cheers
> > Peter
> >