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Don't Hike The Gas Tax
Washington Times ^ | December 6, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 12/06/2013 5:32:54 AM PST by raptor22

The first thought that pops into the mind of Rep. Earl Blumenauer when he sees prices at the gasoline pump is: They ought to be higher. The Oregon Democrat introduced legislation Tuesday to nearly double the federal gas tax from 18.4 cents per gallon to 33.4 cents over the next three years. By indexing the amount to inflation, the tax would hike itself automatically each year.

“The gas tax hasn’t been increased since the beginning of the Clinton administration,” says Mr. Blumenauer, referring to the 4.3 cents per gallon hike in 1993. Nothing could be more offensive to a Democrat than a tax that has gone unhiked.

Fifteen cents may not sound significant, but it adds up quickly. The federal fuel excise tax currently raises about $40 billion every year, so an extra 15 cents at the pump represents $30 billion more extracted from taxpayers every year.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: energy; gasoline; govtabuse; taxes; tyrannt

1 posted on 12/06/2013 5:32:54 AM PST by raptor22
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To: raptor22

I’ll agree to a tax hike when Congress passes a two term limit.

2 posted on 12/06/2013 5:34:38 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: raptor22

I understand the problem that as vehicles get more fuel-efficient they use less gallons of gas to tax. So more money is needed. I’d think the logical thing would be to increase the tax on those mega-trucks that cause the most damage to the highways.

3 posted on 12/06/2013 5:38:30 AM PST by grania
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To: raptor22

Well, our “republican” governor in Pennsylvania thought it was a fine time to raise ours a quarter! These people are out of their minds. Why bother voting republican, really? My future great great grandkids are in debt already for $trillions of “stimulus” for what? Wasn’t that supposedd to fix our bridges and roads and infrastructure? Wasn’t that how it was sold? So why is my republican governor (who also happens to have a republican legislature doing this to us? This is why people give up on the system. I am about there. Had it!

4 posted on 12/06/2013 5:39:53 AM PST by Phillyred
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To: raptor22

I dont see this going anywhere anytime soon.

5 posted on 12/06/2013 5:45:18 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: raptor22

Massachusetts passed a bill to index the state gas tax to inflation. Last week a repeal petition got enough signatures to get on the ballot, and the usual suspects are screaming.

6 posted on 12/06/2013 5:47:46 AM PST by AU72
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To: sickoflibs
Time to break out the "it's only a tiny tax" rebuttal list that lawmakers conveniently forget we pay. I'm certain there's dozens of taxes not included in this list but you get the general idea.
  1. Accounts Receivable Tax
  2. Accumulated Earnings Tax
  3. Accumulation Distribution of Trusts
  4. Activity Fee (Dumping Permit Fee)
  5. Air Tax (PA coin-operated vacuums)
  6. Aircraft Jet Fuel Tax
  7. Aircraft Excise Tax
  8. Alcohol Fuels Tax
  9. Alcoholic Beverage Tax
  10. Alternative Minimum Tax - Amt
  11. Ambulance Services (Air Ambulance Services, SD)
  12. Ammunition Tax
  13. Amusement Tax (MA, VA, MD)
  14. Annual Custodial Fees (Ira Accounts)
  15. Ballast Water Management Fee (Marine Invasive Species)
  16. Biodiesel Fuel Tax
  17. Blueberry Tax (Maine)
  18. Bribe Taxes (Pay If You Dare)
  19. Brothel licensing fees (NV - $35,000 per year per brothel)
  20. Building Permit Tax
  21. Capital Gains Tax
  22. California Interstate User Diesel Fuel Tax
  23. California Redemption Value (Can and Bottle Tax)
  24. CDL License Tax
  25. Charter Boat Captain License
  26. Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Fee
  27. Cigarette Tax
  28. Cigarette Tax Stamp (Acts) (Distributors)
  29. Compressed Natural Gas Tax
  30. Commercial Activity Tax (OH - for Service Providers)
  31. Corporate Income Tax
  32. Court Fines (Indirect Taxes)
  33. Disposable Diapers Tax (Wisconsin)
  34. Disposal Fee (Any Landfill Dumping)
  35. Dog License Tax
  36. Electronic Waste Recycling Fee (E-Waste)
  37. Emergency Telephone User Surcharge
  38. Environmental Fee (CA - HazMat Fees)
  39. Estate Tax (Death Tax, to be reinstated)
  40. Excise Taxes
  41. Facility Fee (CA - HazMat Fees)
  42. FDIC tax (insurance premium on bank deposits)
  43. Federal Income Tax
  44. Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
  45. Fiduciary Income Tax (Estates and Trusts)
  46. Fishing License Tax
  47. Flush Tax (MD Tax For Producing Wastewater)
  48. Food License Tax
  49. Fountain Soda Drink Tax (Chicago - 9%)
  50. Franchise Tax
  51. Fresh Fruit (CA, if Purchased From A Vending Machine)
  52. Fuel Permit Tax
  53. Fur Clothing Tax (MN)
  54. Garbage Tax
  55. Gasoline Tax (44.75 Cents Per Gallon)
  56. Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax
  57. Generator Fee (Recycled Waste Fee)
  58. Gift Tax
  59. Gross Receipts Tax
  60. Hamburger Tax
  61. Hazardous Substances Fees: Generator, Facility, Disposal
  62. Household Employment Taxes
  63. Hunting License Tax
  64. Illegal Drug Possession (NC)
  65. Inheritance Tax
  66. Insect Control Hazardous Materials License
  67. Insurance Premium Tax
  68. Intangible Tax (Leases Of Govt. Owned Real Property)
  69. Integrated Waste Management Fee
  70. Interstate User Diesel Fuel Tax
  71. Inventory Tax
  72. IRA Rollover Tax (a transfer of IRA money)
  73. IRA Early Withdrawal Tax
  74. IRS Interest Charges
  75. IRS Penalties (Tax On Top Of Tax)
  76. Jock Tax (income earned by athletes in some states)
  77. Kerosene, Distillate, & Stove Oil Taxes
  78. Kiddie Tax (Child's Earned Interest Form 8615)
  79. Lead Poisoning Prevention Fee (Occupational)
  80. Lease Severance Tax
  81. Liquid Natural Gas Tax
  82. Liquid Petroleum Gas Tax
  83. Liquor Tax
  84. Litigation Tax (TN Imposes Varies With the Offense)
  85. LLC/PLLC Registration Tax
  86. Local Income Tax
  87. Lodging Taxes
  88. Lump-Sum Distributions
  89. Make-Up Tax (Ohio, applying in a salon is taxable)
  90. Marriage License Tax
  91. Meal Tax
  92. Medicare Tax
  93. Mello-Roos Taxes (Special Taxes and Assessments)
  94. Minnow Dealers License (Retail - For One Shop)
  95. Minnow Dealers License (Distributor - For One+ Shops)
  96. Mobile Home Ad Valorem Taxes
  97. Motor Fuel Tax (For Suppliers)
  98. Music and Dramatic Performing Rights Tax
  99. Nudity Tax (Utah)
  100. Occupation Tax (Various Professional Fees)
  101. Oil and Gas Assessment Tax
  102. Oil Spill Response, Prevention, And Administration Fee
  103. Pass-Through Withholding
  104. Pay-Phone Calls Tax (Indiana)
  105. Personal Property Tax
  106. Personal Holding Company (undistributed earnings)
  107. Pest Control License
  108. Petroleum Business Tax
  109. Playing Card Tax (Al)
  110. Pole Tax (TX - A $5 Cover Charge On Strip Clubs)
  111. Profit from Illegal Drug Dealing
  112. Property Tax
  113. Prostitution Tax (NV - Prostitute Work Permits)
  114. Rain Water Tax (Runoff after a Storm)
  115. Real Estate Tax
  116. Recreational Vehicle Tax
  117. Road Usage Tax
  118. Room Tax (Hotel Rooms)
  119. Sales Tax (State)
  120. Sales Tax (City)
  121. Sales And Use Tax (Sellers Permit)
  122. Sales And Use Surcharge (electric)
  123. School Tax
  124. Service Charge Tax
  125. Self Employment Tax
  126. Sex Sales Tax (UT, when nude people perform services)
  127. Sewer & Water Tax
  128. Social Security Tax
  129. Sparkler and Novelties Tax (WV Sellers of Sparklers, etc.)
  130. Special Assessment Tax (Not Ad Valorem)
  131. State Documentary Stamp Tax on Notes (FL RE Tax)
  132. State Franchise Tax
  133. State Income Tax
  134. State/Local Consumption Tax
  135. State Park Fees
  136. State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
  137. Straight Vegetable Oil (SVO) Fuel Tax
  138. Stud Fees (Kentucky's Thoroughbred Sex Tax)
  139. Tangible Personal Property Tax
  140. Tattoo Tax (AR Tax On Tattoos)
  141. Telephone Federal Excise Tax
  142. Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
  143. Telephone Federal Surcharge Taxes
  144. Telephone State Surcharge Taxes
  145. Telephone Local Surcharge Taxes
  146. Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
  147. Telephone Recurring Charges Tax
  148. Telephone Non-Recurring Charges Tax
  149. Telephone State Usage Charge Tax
  150. Telephone Local Usage Charge Tax
  151. Tire Recycling Fee
  152. Tobacco Tax (Cigar, Pipe, Consumer Tax)
  153. Tobacco Tax (Cigar, Pipe, Dealer Tax)
  154. Toll Road Tax
  155. Toll Bridge Tax
  156. Toll Tunnel Tax
  157. Tourism or Concession License Fee
  158. Traffic Fines (Indirect Taxation)
  159. Transportable Treatment Unit Fee (Small Facility)
  160. Trailer Registration Tax
  161. Trout Stamp (Addendum To Fish License)
  162. Use Taxes (On Out-Of-State Purchases)
  163. Utility Taxes
  164. Unemployment Tax
  165. Underground Storage Tank Maintenance Fee
  166. Underpayment of Estimated Tax (Form 2210)
  167. Unreported Tip Income (Social Security and Medicare Tax)
  168. Vehicle License
  169. Registration Tax
  170. Vehicle Sales Tax
  171. Wagering Tax (Tax on Gambling Winnings)
  172. Waste Vegetable Oil (WVO) Fuel Tax
  173. Water Rights Fee
  174. Watercraft Registration Tax
  175. Waterfowl Stamp Tax
  176. Well Permit Tax
  177. Workers Compensation Tax Accounts Receivable Tax

7 posted on 12/06/2013 5:54:02 AM PST by tenger (It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for. -Will Rogers)
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8 posted on 12/06/2013 6:54:05 AM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: wally_bert

“The Oregon Democrat introduced legislation Tuesday to nearly double the federal gas tax”.

The ba$$tard is another demodummie and wants to get odumbo his $8.00 a gallon gas anyway they can. They MUST HAVE TAX monies to support all their stupid corrupt plans and hiking gas prices will only be a drop in the bucket to support their new “gazillion” dollar deficits. Impeach all of them and those RHINO’s who also support them.

9 posted on 12/06/2013 8:08:04 AM PST by Progov
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