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To: South40

One way or another the gov is going to get their money.

They cried for us to get hybrids and electric cars. Now they cry they aren’t making the money they want.
So, they bump up the tax. Kinda negates the ‘save money’ argument to buy a hybrid.


11 posted on 02/25/2013 4:41:45 PM PST by Vinnie (A)
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To: Vinnie

Should have added the previous ‘rat legislature here in NC passed automatic tax increases tied to the price of gas. Price goes up, tax goes up.
Smart, huh?


13 posted on 02/25/2013 4:46:01 PM PST by Vinnie (A)
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To: Vinnie
Kinda negates the ‘save money’ argument to buy a hybrid.

I purchased a 2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid. Promised tax rebate: $3000, actual: $1202. Promised mileage: 32, actual: 21-28 depending on weather and driving. Winter mpg in Idaho runs 21 MPG. Spring/Fall 28 MPG. Summer 26 MPG. Only one time during the life of the car did it achieve 32 MPG. That was a very mild 72 degrees ambient and not traffic from San Diego to Pocatello. Suffice to say, I never saved as much money on gas and rebate as I spent for the hybrid.

14 posted on 02/25/2013 4:54:04 PM PST by Myrddin
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