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When it comes to the gas tax, Coakley running on empty
lowell sun ^ | 5/24/2014 | peter lucas

Posted on 05/23/2014 10:35:13 AM PDT by luke1825

You can't really blame Attorney General Martha Coakley for not knowing how much the state tax on gasoline is.

How could she? She hasn't paid it in years, at least since 2006 when she was elected attorney general. Since then, as the state's chief law officer, she has had a state car and a state driver, usually a state cop, driving her around.

Consequently, although you might find the 60-year-old Democrat candidate for governor pumping iron to get in shape, you would never catch her pumping gas. Pumping iron, yes. Pumping gas, no. The state limo arrives with a full tank.


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: energy; gasoline; government; massachusetts; politics; tax

1 posted on 05/23/2014 10:35:13 AM PDT by luke1825
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To: luke1825

What is his point?
Nobody knows what the exact tax per gallon is - it is not like it is printed on the pump.
All I know is that the Federales make more a gallon of gas than the gas companies do. and that is fairly unusual knowledge is the age of Low Information Voters.


2 posted on 05/23/2014 10:41:42 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: luke1825

CLANK

3 posted on 05/23/2014 10:47:24 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Little Ray
What is his point?
Nobody knows...

The context is missing from the posting.

From another source earlier in the week, Coakley, as State AG, had to review and sign off on what I believe is a referendum on repealing some portion of the MA gas tax in the next state-wide election.

She probably came out against it in an interview shortly after signing it, and was asked specifics about the referendum question that she allegedly reviewed, and couldn't give any answer that indicated that she did indeed read what she had signed.

She also had and has aspirations to the US Senate, albeit as junior to Fauxcahontas this time.

4 posted on 05/23/2014 10:55:43 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke

Figures. “Have to pass it to know what it is in it.”


5 posted on 05/23/2014 11:02:46 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Calvin Locke

Martha Coakley* is running for governor of Massachusetts. As described above she (as AG) had to sign off on a petition which lists the gas tax amount. In a recent interview (as per audio on the Howie Carr Show) she was asked if she knew what the gas tax amount is. She asked the interviewer if he meant, the percentage (which showed she did not understand the structure of the tax) and then when asked the per gallon amount, guessed 10 cents. The actual tax is 28 cents.

* Martha lost the special election for Senate to Scott Brown a couple of years ago.


6 posted on 05/23/2014 11:06:18 AM PDT by Steven Scharf
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To: Steven Scharf

The issue on the ballot is to repeal a measure enacted by the legislature to put the tax on automatic pilot indexed to inflation so that the legislaure would not have to vote on it every year.

The posted article says the tax is 24 cents.


7 posted on 05/23/2014 11:09:41 AM PDT by Steven Scharf
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To: luke1825

Coakley is always empty... her brain’s missing...


8 posted on 05/23/2014 1:15:33 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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