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Old 02-13-2008, 09:06 AM
 
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How do people in Minnesota feel about a gas tax increase, or would the people of MN. rather have another method of funding for roads etc. The proposal on the table now by the Democrats is 2 cents a gal immediatly, fall 3 cent a gal increase, 2010 2.5 cent a gal increase, plus inflation adjustment, and a increase in lic. tabs. I do think the gov. will veto this, but some sort of increase may happen. laplander
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Old 02-13-2008, 09:49 AM
 
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I hope the Gov. does veto it.
We are all ready taxed enough!
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:03 AM
 
Location: 44.9800° N, 93.2636° W
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Pawlenty just magically expects things to fix themselves without increasing taxes but thats not how real life works.
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:10 AM
 
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Pawlenty just magically expects things to fix themselves without increasing taxes but thats not how real life works.

Not that I enjoy paying taxes but this is very correct. Prices go up every year, why do people expect taxes to stay the same or go down??
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Old 02-13-2008, 02:31 PM
 
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Will the politicians give themselves a raise if the gas tax passes? Will the gas tax be used for what iit was intended to be used for? I am retired so i don't have to drive like i once did, i am a little concerned about people driving long distances to their work site,
and are already paying huge gas prices, and the gas companies making huge profits. The gas companies should maybe kick back a little money to the Fed. Gov. in the way of taxes, then distibute the money to the states for roads, bridges etc. when profits exceed a certain amount. laplander
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:20 PM
 
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I think the oil companies should cough up some of their profits. I know they won't. Instead of waiting in vain, I wholeheartedly support any gas tax or license tax (such as the one for cars over $20,000). The gains you will make in better managed traffic and roads will offset the menial increase in prices and then some.
The governor said today in Saint Cloud that (to paraphrase) "Minnesotans are already squeezed enough...on food" et. cetera to pay for a gas tax. Which I find amusing, coming from him. The same governor crying against any new tax because food prices are too high also supports corn ethanol. Corn ethanol has been the biggest impetus for price increses at the grocer since the Dust Bowl. If he can't see that he is an idiot. If he can, he is a hypocritical hack.

Tim, you aren't taxed diddly in comparison to the true cost of the price of oil.
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Old 02-13-2008, 09:07 PM
 
Location: MN
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I don't mind a slightly increased gas tax. I would still be paying less than half of what I pay for gas in the Netherlands.
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Morris, MN
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The politicians are pulling wool over your eyes! Minnesota hungers for social programs and welfare, but in order to pass it they bullbait the voters by calling it a gas tax for bridges. They are just taking advantage of the bridge collapse. horrible. they should be ashamed of themselves. Bring the welfare benefits in line more with our neighbor states and guaranteed-- more money will be available for bridges.

Just my two cents,
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:50 AM
 
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I think a gas tax is fine as long as the money doesn't get grabbed for other pet projects. Pawlenty is a hypocrit because he doesn't "tax" people he just adds more "fees" to everything so he can proclaim he is against taxes.
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:41 PM
 
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Hi newcastle, my thoughts also, it seems that when they ask for more money, it doesn,t go to the intended projects, it gets diverted somewhere else. laplander
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