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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: olaru12
This will hurt the corporations too. They have to pay for the fuel they use and are taxed on that.
it has already gone up .28 cents by the state for infrastructure costs. Not sure were your .10 came from.
originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: neo96
Pennsylvania is already going to raise the tax by 10 cents so it isn't surprising the Feds will do the same.
Politicians are like crack addicts, except their drug of choice is tax money!
And if not enough then a tax on commute miles, the state must survive above the people...
originally posted by: neo96
You might have noticed the spectacular collapse of global crude oil prices reflected in the commensurate reduction of your weekly gasoline bill. Gas prices are lower, much lower, than they were just a few months ago. For Washington D.C., that represents an opportunity. Even for congressional Republicans, even a little bit more money in your wallet presents a chance to hike your taxes.
Anyone who agrees that it's a perfect time to hike the gas tax simply because of a downward trend in oil is a MORON.
Commodities go up, and they go down all the time, and those trends NEVER last, but what is FOREVER is taxes.
I want to say irony here, after the decades long push for fuel 'efficient' vehicles. That has been a dual edged sword. That has cut in to the revenue generation of the gas tax.
More efficient vehicles means people buy less gas. Means the state, and the feds get less income that is suppose to pay for roads, and bridges.
Cheaper oil really doesn't effect fuel efficient vehicles so their go to play is to just hike taxes. That still won't generate the needed revenue, but who it hurts the most is the poor, and the middle class.
Those who can't afford a new car.
Exactly like what they have done with cigarette taxes.
People still smoke. It just costs them an arm, and leg to smoke.
They raise the gas tax., and when oil rebounds, and IT WILL REBOUND. We will really get screwed.
Not only gas prices, but on food, and other products.
Raise bloody hell to your congressman, and tell them hell no on raising the gas tax.