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Old 08-30-2013, 10:24 AM
 
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Looky! They raised your taxes again and by craftily calling it a fee, they can still claim they have not raised taxes!


Vehicle registration fee in Bexar County going up $10 - San Antonio Express-News
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:32 AM
 
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You can thank the old Grace Commission during the Reagan Administration. They started calling them User Fees. Now they all do it.

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Old 08-30-2013, 10:46 AM
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"an increase that will fund local road and bridge projects."

Perhaps you haven't noticed that the Texas legislature is badly underfunding road and bridge projects? They've been diverting fuel tax funds to the general fund for years. It wasn't until the very end of the SECOND special session that they put ANY money toward transportation this year!

I suppose we could start closing roads and bridges instead of fixing them.
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:48 AM
 
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BTW, I'm not against the fees, I just wish they would include everything under the property tax. We would have a better sense of total taxes. But, of course, politicians are so scared to raise taxes, they pass them as user fees. Gutless Texass pols. Lol
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:11 AM
 
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Perhaps you haven't noticed that the Texas legislature is badly underfunding road and bridge projects? They've been diverting fuel tax funds to the general fund for years. It wasn't until the very end of the SECOND special session that they put ANY money toward transportation this year!

I suppose we could start closing roads and bridges instead of fixing them.
It would be better to hold those responsible for those decisions accountable and remove them from office.
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:42 AM
 
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Saw this...x3 cars for us. Time Warner went up $2 for box rental, got my Tricare letter-premiums up (co-pays and deductibles are coming next), SAWS going up, CPS... I don't know what it is this week, but I feel nickeled and dimed to death. Sometimes I want to go off the grid and live in the woods. Oh, well...Happy LABOR Day.
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:05 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I think we can all agree that the roads need some work. I don't mind paying $10/car per year toward the roads specifically in our county.

Besides, both of my stickers are due in October and it says the fee starts in January, so I've got a whole year to get used to the idea.
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:36 PM
 
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Hooray! More taxes & fees!
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:42 PM
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It would be better to hold those responsible for those decisions accountable and remove them from office.
That's a good idea, but it ain't happening. In the last election, my state senate district replaced a 20-year incumbent with one who said that her top priority upon taking office was to "repeal Obamacare." I wonder if she has figured out yet where the money for roads and bridges comes from?
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Old 08-30-2013, 01:07 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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I think that perhaps a better solution is higher taxes(fees) on new residential and commercial construction. The country commissioners said the fee is needed for expansion of roads in recently developed areas.
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