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 However, opponents say that upon closer inspection, the tax is completely unnecessary as the "​rising operating costs" appear to be entirely made up, and they may be right. ​ It turns out that the only member company of BEEF is The Enchanted Cottage, which is infamous for charging ridiculously high fees such as an $800 per level "​Jumping Frog" fee, a $100 per level fee to "help us with our bankruptcy court costs",​ a fee to exit the building, a "$999 trillion per level per device per [millisecond] fee" for owners of Apple products, and, amazingly, a $250 "fee for complaining about excessive fees"​. ​ The company has been in bankruptcy proceedings since 2012 and seriously believes that charging bankruptcy court judges $250,000 per level will make the proceedings go away.  (It does keep the judges'​ business away.) ​ The company charges these fees despite a sign next to their front door loudly proclaming "$1 = 1 level!" ​ Their only customers are Microsoft executives and board members, who receive a 95% discount after fees, but before the 11.66% in surcharges. ​ Their most frequent customer is the software company'​s CEO, Satya Nadella, who has "ALL FEES WAIVED!!!"​ for no apparent reason. ​ It is estimated that he pays, on average, only $5.23 per visit. However, opponents say that upon closer inspection, the tax is completely unnecessary as the "​rising operating costs" appear to be entirely made up, and they may be right. ​ It turns out that the only member company of BEEF is The Enchanted Cottage, which is infamous for charging ridiculously high fees such as an $800 per level "​Jumping Frog" fee, a $100 per level fee to "help us with our bankruptcy court costs",​ a fee to exit the building, a "$999 trillion per level per device per [millisecond] fee" for owners of Apple products, and, amazingly, a $250 "fee for complaining about excessive fees"​. ​ The company has been in bankruptcy proceedings since 2012 and seriously believes that charging bankruptcy court judges $250,000 per level will make the proceedings go away.  (It does keep the judges'​ business away.) ​ The company charges these fees despite a sign next to their front door loudly proclaming "$1 = 1 level!" ​ Their only customers are Microsoft executives and board members, who receive a 95% discount after fees, but before the 11.66% in surcharges. ​ Their most frequent customer is the software company'​s CEO, Satya Nadella, who has "ALL FEES WAIVED!!!"​ for no apparent reason. ​ It is estimated that he pays, on average, only $5.23 per visit.
  
-Predictably,​ other enchantment shops had been receiving the vast majority of consumers'​ business before the bill passed. ​ Perhaps the most successful enchantment shop in Bnayland is the Bnay Research Nefeli Campus, which charges just $5 per level plus sales tax and no extra fees.  The research institute is non-profit, which makes it puzzling that the new law only applies to "​commercial"​ enchantment facilities.  ​One would think that BEEF, as corrupt as they are, would want their most successful rival to hurt the most, given that the Cottage appears to be operating under the logic that if they can't succeed, then they should bring everyone else down with them the law provides for a special exception allegedly for "small business owners"​ that allows companies with less than 3 employees and over $25 million in debt to charge only 5% as the enchantment tax.  The Enchanted Cottage is, of course, the only enchantment company that qualifies for the exemption, and it is worth reiterating they stand to keep 85% of the revenue they collect from the tax.+Predictably,​ other enchantment shops had been receiving the vast majority of consumers'​ business before the bill passed. ​ Perhaps the most successful enchantment shop in Bnayland is the Bnay Research Nefeli Campus, which charges just $5 per level plus sales tax and no extra fees.  The research institute is non-profit, which makes it puzzling that the new law only applies to "​commercial"​ enchantment facilities.  ​According to one analyst, "​one ​would think that BEEF, as corrupt as they are, would want their most successful rival to hurt the most, given that the Cottage appears to be operating under the logic that if they can't succeed, then they should bring everyone else down with them." ​ And in fact, the law provides for a special exception allegedly for "small business owners"​ that allows companies with less than 3 employees and over $25 million in debt to charge only 5% as the enchantment tax.  The Enchanted Cottage is, of course, the only enchantment company that qualifies for the exemption, and it is worth reiterating they stand to keep 85% of the revenue they collect from the tax.
  
 Other enchantment facility owners lobbied against the bill, saying that it would "​obliterate"​ sales and one business owner calling it "the legislative equivalent of a nuclear weapon"​. ​ Predictably,​ their sales have taken a sharp hit since the bill was signed into law.  One shop owner has had to close his doors, and another reports only having "one very generous customer every two weeks"​. Other enchantment facility owners lobbied against the bill, saying that it would "​obliterate"​ sales and one business owner calling it "the legislative equivalent of a nuclear weapon"​. ​ Predictably,​ their sales have taken a sharp hit since the bill was signed into law.  One shop owner has had to close his doors, and another reports only having "one very generous customer every two weeks"​.
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