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LWW
05-02-2011, 02:29 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ)—Pain at the pump. If you think gas prices are high now, there is a plan that could push them even higher.

WJZ-TV Political Reporter Pat Warren tells us a hike in the gas tax could be just down the road.

A failed effort to increase the state tax on gasoline during the regular General Assembly session doesn’t mean the idea has gone away. The prospect of another bill may be proposed in a special session.

That’s right. Governor Martin O’Malley held a roundtable discussion on the transportation trust fund on Friday. And wouldn’t you know it, the gas tax came up.

This is where the rubber meets the road, and the wheel, and the axle and sometimes the muffler.

A plan to raise the state gas tax to cover road construction and repair was shot down in the General Assembly this session. As voters watched the price of gasoline go up and up, lawmakers backed off a plan to add their 12 cents to the existing 23.5 cents Marylanders already pay. </div></div>

ASTOUNDING! (http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2011/04/29/omalley-discusses-transportation-funding-needs/)

pooltchr
05-02-2011, 05:57 AM
Well, we know at least one resident who would be happy to pay more taxes, don't we?

Steve

Sev
05-02-2011, 06:11 AM
Lets see.

Oil companies make about 24 cents profit on a gallon of gas @ 4.00 a gallon.

The federal government makes 80 cents on the gallon @ 4.00.

Maryland would make $1.40 @ 4.00 a gallon

NYS makes 1.60 @ 4 a gallon.

Just who is gouging who???

pooltchr
05-02-2011, 06:20 AM
Government makes far more off the sale of gasoline than anyone. But the left would rather complain about "big oil" gouging the public, to take attention away from the real culprits.

When you believe what the government tells you, you play right into their hands.

If all gasoline taxes were cut in half, what would it do to the price of gas? But remember, Obama's goal was to get the price of gas in the US on par with the price overseas. So far, I would say he is succeeding. (another case where I wish Obama would have failed!)

Steve

Sev
05-02-2011, 06:49 AM
It will fail in the end.

LWW
05-02-2011, 10:23 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: pooltchr</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Well, we know at least one resident who would be happy to pay more taxes, don't we?

Steve </div></div>

If you only knew what I know.

LWW
05-02-2011, 10:28 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sev</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Lets see.

Oil companies make about 24 cents profit on a gallon of gas @ 4.00 a gallon.

The federal government makes 80 cents on the gallon @ 4.00.

Maryland would make $1.40 @ 4.00 a gallon

NYS makes 1.60 @ 4 a gallon.

Just who is gouging who??? </div></div>

That depends on your POV.

If you believe that wealth belongs to it's creator and that taxation is the price we pay civilization ... one would have to conclude the state is gouging us as it is robbing the creators of wealth for far more than it needs to fulfill it's duties under the COTUS.

OTOH, if you believe ... as Marx/Reich/Mao/Lenin/Stalin/Obama ... that all wealth belongs to the state then we the people are gouging the left's beloved omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent state.

Sev
05-02-2011, 12:47 PM
One thing is for sure.

As the price of gas rises the taxes are filling failing coffers.

However it is a double edged sword.