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Will We Finally See an Increase to State and Federal Gas Taxes?

The Atlantic Cities -- The idea of raising the gas tax, which pays for road and transit projects across the country, has been been a political poison at every level of government, across both parties, for many years now. The federal gas tax has been locked at 18.4 cents per gallon since 1993, and many states have gone even longer since raising their own, creating massive gaps in transportation budgets. With fiscal deficits becoming too large to ignore, however, the gas tax appears to be making at least a bit of a comeback.

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Submitted Dec 10, 2012 By: boutmuet
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 6:46:18 AM

It eventually will happen.
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sydb7
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:41:35 AM

I hope not; use the money already collected wisely! Stop lining politicians pockets!
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mrpc90
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:44:10 AM

Pretty soon, we'll simply give it all to the government, and let them spread it around as they see fit.
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lcleveland
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:32:14 AM

taxes always increasing
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 7:18:53 AM

Perhaps?
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remay
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 6:48:48 AM

seems it will happen...
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NedW
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 3:43:04 AM

What ever it takes to crash the economy.
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SkooterG
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:59:11 AM

Agree. As much as I hate taxes, a necessary evil to keep up our infrastructure.
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packards42
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:03:17 AM

Sad, but it a necesssary evil
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MrPony
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:08:18 AM

That's one way to get money.
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leemun
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:00:50 AM

Could the timing be any worse?
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MAC48
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:57:38 AM

One would think that US voters, as the price for their support of increased motor vehicle fuel taxes, would have the common sense to require that all motor vehicle related use tax revenue raised after the effective date of an increase in the motor vehicle fuel taxes be used on nothing but highway, road and bridge projects.

This would mean no airport, seaport, rail, biking related, hiking related, nature trails or any other transportation project could be funded from these motor vehicle use tax revenues except the construction, reconstruction, expansion or maintenance of highways, highway bridges and other motor vehicle related highway infrastructure.


[Edited by: MAC48 at 12/11/2012 1:00:04 AM EST]
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KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:46:43 AM

I believe the real question is, how is it possible not to increase gasoline taxes?
Now that turbocharged direct-injection engines such as the Ford EcoBoost and others are on the roads, fuel consumption cannot be near what it used to be before these motors became popular.
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:33:13 AM

do not raise the gas tax.
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:32:55 AM

crooks
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:32:47 AM

NC tax is one of the highest.
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03Avalanche
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:30:58 AM

All states need to go back to charging a registration property tax on the value of the vehicle that is being registered instead of a tax by the year of the vehicle. The only ones this benefits is those that can afford expensive vehicles! Those of us who buy low priced newer cars pay as much as someone buying a newer vehicle usually 2-5 times more expensive. So how does that benefit the middle class let alone the low income families?
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:21:16 AM

we need jobs so we can pay taxes
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greenflash
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:21:04 AM

The trouble with gas taxes to support road maintenance is that it will become increasingly unfair with the increase of all electric and hybrid vehicles. How will those vehicles pay their fair share? How about the disproportionate amount of resources spent for bicycle lanes?

Sure, these are doing good things for the environment with no or not much pollution, but they do not support the cost of the roads.
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BeulahME
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:19:31 AM

In Maine we are under Democratic control. In there bright wisdom a few years ago they passed a law that State gas tax go up every year.
The people of this State love Democrats, and allow stuff like this to happen all the time.
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rtw777
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:19:30 AM

No need for more taxes. Think about this when you buy tires, not just gas.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:18:20 AM

ok
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TheeRedRam
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:17:30 AM

Someone is NUTS on this. Prices are to high. STOP THE GREED of the oil company's then we can afford the taxes. Until them stop killing us with the prices.
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jkpsr
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:17:11 AM

We need the Federal Gas to be raised because we need infrastructure repaired.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:17:05 AM

The city council where I live decided to impose a $20 fee on car tags if you live in the city limits. It seems like a penalty to live within the city limits. I could live anywhere in the county and drive the same streets and roads around town and not pay the fee. We already have sales tax and it would have been more equitable to impose a nominal addition to the sales tax.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:14:44 AM

what the heck kinda title is this ??..are they wanting to see an increase ??..
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:14:06 AM

Just another way for the rich to get richer.
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tedjm1
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:13:54 AM

They take too much already. Perhaps we should look to our erstwhile legislators for the extra money. Lower salaries for their work, cut all extras they get like 'free postal', and the big perks for having a staff that is too large.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:10:19 AM

You mean how soon will we see..... It's coming!
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:09:56 AM

Maybe yes maybe no.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:08:27 AM

this hurts to read this.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:08:18 AM

Right. More taxes on Bicycles.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:07:33 AM

You're right. Wait until the mpg on cars really begin to rise. Then the tax will go up.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:07:27 AM

that's all they know...
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:06:57 AM

should read "general fund"
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wldhrs1
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:06:07 AM

That is such a dumb question. Where there's an excuse, taxes will rise.
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getalong
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:05:19 AM

TAX THOSE DANGED BICYCLES!!!!
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:04:43 AM

Not like very much!
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joel27nc
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:04:23 AM

I wonder who will need that money?
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:04:14 AM

Most likely.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:03:35 AM

better not!
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:03:00 AM

Hmmm.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:02:15 AM

Yes, it's the Democrats wish.
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carloco75
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:01:06 AM

Is government trying to slow down this country?
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:59:45 PM

finally? i thought we're already experiencing that...
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:53:57 PM

It's much better to pay for road construction and repairs through a progressive income tax. However, the gas tax is a better solution than tolls or inaction.
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goodbuy
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:52:23 PM

2 or 3 cents would be good.
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bvrbill
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:44:21 PM

It's bound to happen.
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hwnguy
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:41:54 PM

We'll see about that
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gasmack
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:41:52 PM

i hate to admit it but it's time to pay the piper...too much road and bridge infrastructure crumbling across the nation.
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