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    Lansing wants to raise Michigan's 33 cent (not 19) gas tax

    By Republican Michigander, Section News
    Posted on Fri Jan 29, 2010 at 01:52:28 PM EST
    Tags: gas tax (all tags)

    If you look at the media and their love of taxes, and not know how it works, you could easily fall for their lie, damn lie, and statistics that the gas tax is 19 cents, and supposedly low. It's not 19cents. That's right. Michigan's gas tax is currently 33 cents.  It's not 19 cents. It's 33, and fluctuates as the price of gas moves. At $2.65 a gallon, which I last saw in Brighton, 33 cents goes to Lansing. That makes the gas tax 33 cents, regardless of any crap that comes from the media.

    Lansing and the media always ignores, purposefully in their quest for high taxes and more government, that the gas tax is 33 cents. This is due to bipartisan big government individuals who both have an interested in taking more money from us. The republicans on this side, like Dick Ball and former state senator Ken Sikkema are a major problem and a cause of why we lost our majority in the house. Big government Republicanism is a failure, both on the federal and state level. Nowhere is it worse in Michigan, than on the gas tax.

    From the Detroit News

        Lansing -- Two state representatives have introduced bills in Lansing that call for an increase of the state tax and both gasoline and diesel fuel.The bills -- sponsored by Rep. Dick Ball, R-Bennington Township, and Pam Byrnes, D-Lyndon Township, call for raising the gas tax incrementally until motorists would eventually be paying 27 cents per gallon for both gasoline and diesel by Jan. 1, 2013.

        Currently, the gas tax is 19 cents per gallon and 15 cents per gallon for diesel.

    The gas tax is not 19 cents per gallon. I will repeat that. The gas tax is not 19 cents a gallon. I will say that one more time so the cheap seats can hear it. THE GAS IS NOT 19 CENTS A GALLON! That's only part of the tax, and I will call it out every time I see it.

    Final price $2.65.

    Minus - 19 cents - $2.46

    Other part of Michigan tax - 14 cents in sales tax.

    Another 18.5 cents goes to the feds as well.

    At $2.65 a gallon, 51.5 cents goes to big government.

    The Lansing elite has been trying to push this crap down our throats for years. This is the worst kind of tax. It hits us every time at the pump. It hits us at the grocery story as we pay for more shipping costs. It raises everyone's expenses. Gas prices did tons of damage in 2007 and 2008 to this economy and was part of the straw that broke the camel's back. Here's just a small list:

        * Transportation tax passes committee - December 2009
        * Ken Sikkema pushes for gas tax - August 2009
        * Mike Crane (Road Commissioner) pushes for gas tax - June 2009
        * Flint Journal - May 2009
        * Peter Luke's one of several articles advocating for the gas tax - April 2009
        * November 2008 - Lansing insiders
        * Granholm and Gilbert - January 2008
       * October 2007

    Peter Luke is at it again with his scare tactics yesterday. Same thing that's been said for years. It's no different than what was said last time.

    This is all based on a false premise. The false premise is that only the gas tax can fund roads. Every single so called plan I have seen on that false premise. Every single advocacy for the tax is based on that. It's crap. I'm not going to rehash the arguments. I've done that about six times already and nothing has changed.

    Everyone that votes for this tax or advocates for this tax needs to be tossed out of office faster than you can say Martha Coakley. I don't care which party. I don't care if the rep is a friend. Lansing needs to get the message one way or another, and maybe it will have to take some firings to do that.

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    it would be nice... (none / 0) (#1)
    by geek49203 on Fri Jan 29, 2010 at 04:28:51 PM EST
    It would be nice if the "Transportation tax" would go entirely for "transportation."  

    The last I heard, even the current rate was "funged" into other areas?

    Taxes on top of taxes (none / 0) (#2)
    by LookingforReagan on Fri Jan 29, 2010 at 05:03:34 PM EST
    If I am not mistaken the 6% state sales tax is figured with the state and federal fuel tax figured in with the price. So we are paying taxes on the taxes. Nice racket. Didn't Bernie Madoff go to jail for some such thing?
    Yes, more taxes means what? Less revenue and fewer jobs. Owens-Illinois announced today that they will close their glass container plant in Charlotte. Michigan loses another 137 jobs on top of the million plus that the Czarina has killed since she was installed as a one person wrecking crew with the Michigan economy as her prime target. The great thing is I can fuel up and not have to pay these bloodsuckers a nickle. I can go to Indiana and get gas cheaper. Anywhere from ten to twenty-three cents a gallon cheaper. That is my protest. I don't give Lansing a penny in taxes.Any way I can save some money I will do it.

    Stand Up Strong (none / 0) (#3)
    by grannynanny on Fri Jan 29, 2010 at 07:43:16 PM EST
    This is why we need to keep the pressure on ALL politicians!  The more money we give them the more they waste.  Join a tea party and make them accountable - no matter what their political affiliation is.  When they lose their cushy government jobs - those that follow might think twice about wasting precious hard earned money.  This scare tactic is just that - cancel the road jobs that will completely devastate our teetering Michigan economy as it is to force a raise in taxes.  Don't fall for it.  They need to stop spending!

    I should mention that my rep is against this (none / 0) (#5)
    by Republican Michigander on Fri Jan 29, 2010 at 09:15:01 PM EST
    Kudo's to Bill Rogers on this, although I'm not too surprised by that.

    Interesting "omission". (none / 0) (#7)
    by KG One on Sun Jan 31, 2010 at 03:13:07 AM EST
    I noticed that everyone jumping on the gas tax bandwagon have conveniently "forgotten" that we do not receive 100% of our federal gas taxes back from Washington.

    If we're lucky, we might get back up to 95% of what is extorted from us at the pump each time that we fill up.

    Where is the call to our non-representing "representatives" in Washington to get off of their sorry duffs, and pony up what they've taken from us?

    Here is an idea to save some money (none / 0) (#8)
    by LookingforReagan on Sun Jan 31, 2010 at 01:58:12 PM EST
    Maybe if the Czarina wasn't passing out tax subsidies for perverts like that disgusting degenerate Micheal Moron there would be money to fix roads. But the ever critical of capitalism Mr. Hypocrit Moron the no talent King of Crud just got a very nice gift from the Czarina in the form of a nice chunk of Michigan Tax payers money. The full story is here.  http://hotair.com/archives/2010/01/31/video-tax-subsidy-critic-michael-moore-receives-michigan-tax-s ubsidy-he-criticized/

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