This turned out to be a computer glitch and Cabela’s will refund the money.
But ya gotta wonder ...
Somebody had to program this. Somebody wrote the code to charge a medical excise tax either on specific items sold at Cabela’s or on all Cabela’s receipts. Seems like a weird glitch. I can understand that they were updating their source code for taxes since it’s the beginning of the new year. And I guess they could be pulling the tax and it’s description from a database and maybe the wrong tax was indexed, but still it’s weird.
“And I guess they could be pulling the tax and its description from a database and maybe the wrong tax was indexed, but still its weird.”
Not it isn’t, the MO for the shakedown gang. Move the goalposts shakedowns.
In fact, what is happening is now a “duty”/”tariffs” on each “citizen” by 1. behavior (any), and 2. movement (anywhere)...now SUBJECTs of the State.
“Extortion-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager”
"They will refund your money".
Screw that! Don't steal it from me in the first place!
I hope you're not really from Texas, and if you are, you're probably from Austin.