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Massachusetts proposes gas tax hike among new taxes, fees for transportation huge new taxes
Boston Business Journal ^ | 1-16-2013 | Galen Moore

Posted on 01/16/2013 10:21:17 AM PST by edcoil

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on Monday laid tax and fee increases and new taxes on the table, including more than doubling the state's gas tax.

Raising the gas tax from 21 cents to 51 cents per gallon

Raising the sales tax from 6.25 percent to 7.75 percent

Raising the state income tax to 5.66 percent from 5.25 percent

Levying a vehicle miles-traveled tax at 2.4 cents per mile

New, emissions-based vehicle title and registration fees could raise $175 million

A payroll tax on workers in regions with transit service could raise $140 million to $207 million

(Excerpt) Read more at bizjournals.com ...


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You folks in Mass are crazy and I thought us in CA were nuts.
1 posted on 01/16/2013 10:21:20 AM PST by edcoil
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To: edcoil
Levying a vehicle miles-traveled tax at 2.4 cents per mile

A-huh... and how will they determine this?

2 posted on 01/16/2013 10:25:01 AM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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To: edcoil

Obama’s Mini-Me has promised government unions an additional $13B a year. And he’s going to get it rubber-stamped at Bacon Hill.


3 posted on 01/16/2013 10:27:41 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: grobdriver

Charging a per gallon gas tax AND a per mile traveled tax is double taxation——pure & simple


4 posted on 01/16/2013 10:30:41 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: edcoil

Good. Maybe this will wake up the morons that keep voting for the rats in MA. If not, then enjoy the new utopia for the lazy and minorities.


5 posted on 01/16/2013 10:31:36 AM PST by soycd
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To: edcoil

Good it serves them right.....


6 posted on 01/16/2013 10:31:47 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: edcoil
What all that money from the Mass Pike can't fix all roads or you just looking for a funding source for Romneycare. Either way it sucks in plain English. That 2.4% tax on miles driven, lets see that will be done when you do your annual inspection, do they do a from-to and send you the bill post odometer readings?

I expect more MA residents will license out of State, but I am sure DMV inspectors will be sitting in the turn-abouts checking up on this... Oh believe me they do...

7 posted on 01/16/2013 10:33:44 AM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: edcoil

I remember when Governor Celeste of Ohio was irritated because there was a flood of companies leaving OH for the South. So he and his expert advisers put together and passed an “exit tax” where any company closing its doors had to pay the state the equivalent of 6 months worth of payroll. The idiot legislature bought and passed the tax. A few months later, Celeste was scratching his head trying to figure out why new business formations in Ohio were zero. My guess is that the governor of MA is going to learn a similar lesson.


8 posted on 01/16/2013 10:35:39 AM PST by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: grobdriver
how will they determine this?

I'd guess that it would be levied year-to-year from recording the mileage at the state inspection, or some such.

GPS is the bureaucracy's dream, but I don't see that getting through. Yet.

9 posted on 01/16/2013 10:38:00 AM PST by wbill
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To: ridesthemiles

The treatment of the federal taxation on dividends pretty much tells you how taxing agencies feel about double taxation. Given their way, they’d do it on everything.


10 posted on 01/16/2013 10:38:47 AM PST by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: grobdriver

By the odometer reading and/or the car’s computer.

It won’t pass. The legislature is already balking.

Those projects are boondoggles of the highest order and how many times do they really need to repave the highways in this state yet again?

I can’t see any of this passing except a sales tax or income tax hike.


11 posted on 01/16/2013 10:38:58 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: edcoil

Elections have consequences, folks. Vote with your feet, if necessary.


12 posted on 01/16/2013 10:42:29 AM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: econjack
We are becoming a society of the Do or Do not's.

I.E. do you work or have a State that promotes and environment of Productivity.

MA, NY, IL, CT, CA, are on the short end of the stick.

Screaming come on in and build it here are: MI, Indiana, WI, and so many others in the South and Texas.

They come from from the suckie states to work, but just leave you utopian socialism ideals at home or don't come, Stay in you sucksville if you want to change where you are going.

13 posted on 01/16/2013 10:45:35 AM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: edcoil

This is GREAT NEWS for New Hampshire!
Keep it up Massachusetts, show us the money!!!

Second thoughts,....they move here to get away from their hell hole and then try to make N.H. just like Mass.


14 posted on 01/16/2013 10:51:38 AM PST by lucky american (The Democrats will follow the big "D"even if it means going over a cliff.)
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To: grobdriver
A-huh... and how will they determine this?

Ohh mandatory annual odometer inspections that the vehicle owner must pay for. Mandatory gps tracking units similar to those that insurance companies are offering to wimps for free, but that the driver must pay for that upload your driving data to the state in real time (Hmm could autogenerate speeding tickets too.) Lots of ways if the burden falls 100% upon the public like it ALWAYS does with anything from the government.

The people in MA DESERVE this; those liberal massholes deserve to get all the government that they pay for.

15 posted on 01/16/2013 10:51:51 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: edcoil

The people of MA (currently held beneath contempt by those fortunate enough to NOT live there) can redeem themselves by eschewing their limp-wristnedess and undergoing a genuine revolt.

If they hang Deval Limpoid, I’ll pay to attend.


16 posted on 01/16/2013 10:54:07 AM PST by Da Coyote
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17 posted on 01/16/2013 10:57:04 AM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: tgusa
Elections have consequences, folks. Vote with your feet, if necessary.

NO DON'T DO THAT!!! I've seen decades of liberals moving from yankee states that they ruined by electing hard left liberals who thought the answer to everything was more government. As a result the local economies splashed into the toilet, crime skyrocketed (nothing like a bunch of unemployed entitlement youts sitting around with nothing to do but wait for their next check from you via the government to cause trouble), freedom plummeted more regulations for everything all the time, etc.

So having ruined places like NJ, NY, MD, MA, CT, etc. they move to TX, FL and GA and start doing the same things that ruined their previous abode. They bring their arrogant liberal ideas with them. They sh!t where they ate, but they're too stupid to realize that the nasty smell that made them move is them.

18 posted on 01/16/2013 11:03:29 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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19 posted on 01/16/2013 11:30:42 AM PST by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: lucky american
....they move here to get away from their hell hole and then try to make N.H. just like Mass.

I've long said it's a parasitic relationship. Move to where things are quiet and prosperous, then bring in all the "must have" kooky legislation. Drain the place dry and move on to the next.
20 posted on 01/16/2013 11:48:38 AM PST by AT7Saluki (No cejar, no ceder)
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To: taildragger

I just moved from IN and saw the work Mitch Daniels did as governor. He took over from a Democrat governor sequence (Bayh, O’Bannon, Kernan) who left the state with almost $4 billion in debt. Daniels leaves the office with a surplus and may even refund some of that surplus to taxpayers. Daniels is a no-nonsense politician who quietly got things done. He reduce state (non-educational) employees by 10% and made massive cuts in spending. He can do this because Indiana law allows the governor to veto spending passed by the legislature. Now, IN is one of the healthiest states in terms of its economic position and is extremely pro-business. If it works in IN, my guess is that it would work in other states, too. Lastly, Daniels often said there’s no such thing as a free lunch and his policies proved it. Those people who want “free” cradle-to-grave care and free cell phones may want to look elsewhere...they won’t fit in there.


21 posted on 01/16/2013 12:28:00 PM PST by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: edcoil

You Yankees know how to take a good rapin’.


22 posted on 01/16/2013 12:29:53 PM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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