Skip to comments.Lawmakers point to poor roads report amid PA transportation debate (Pennsylvania RINOs!)
Posted on 05/31/2013 8:30:32 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
Pennsylvania politicians seeking increased spending on roads and bridges point to a new report that outlines the unseen costs of the states crumbling infrastructure.
The report states that the average driver in Harrisburg will incur $1,646 in annual expenses related to poor road conditions.
Gov. Tom Corbett has proposed uncapping the gas tax as a way to eventually generate $1.8 billion dollars over five years for transportation funding.
The proposal would affect the oil-franchise tax, a tariff applied to the wholesale price of gasoline. Currently, the tax only applies to the first $1.25 of the cost of a gallon, but Corbetts proposal would gradually tax the entire cost of a gallon.
Corbett has argued that its a tax on gas stations, not consumers, and that drivers will likely not notice the tax increase due to the volatility in gas prices.
Senate Republicans have embraced Corbetts plan to uncap the gas tax, but for them, it does not go far enough. They propose increasing Pennsylvania Department of Transportation fees for things such as drivers licenses and vehicle registration, as well as adding a new $100 surcharge on top of traffic tickets."
(Excerpt) Read more at paindependent.com ...
The Dems have the corrupt construction unions covered and the RINOS have their mafia-connected contractor employers covered. Yet roads in this state have still sucked since the 1970’s.
Just more crony capitalism, eh? The rinos think we are too stupid to figure out where the price of gas comes from if they bury it one layer deep at the wholesale level.
We need to let them know we can see through their evil rino plans...