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Old 01-31-2012, 11:57 AM
 
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Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on Monday revealed the first details of his highly anticipated proposal to raise the gas tax, saying he thinks the “best option” would be to phase in a 6 percent sales tax, effectively raising the price of gasoline in Maryland about 7 cents per year for the next three years.

The sales tax would be increased in increments of 2 percent annually, meaning if gas prices remained constant, the combined tax increase would be 21 cents per gallon. The tax would rise and fall proportionally to the price of gas.
O’Malley wants 6 percent sales tax added to gasoline - Maryland Politics - The Washington Post

Do you support a sales tax for gasoline in your state, on top of federal and state gasoline taxes that already exist?
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Revenues are down. Got to bleed them somehow to get your money.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Good idea. Gasoline should have percentage based sales tax, like everything else.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Yeah, I was kind of on the fence on that postdoc job offered to me at the Army Research Lab near College Park before this news. Forget it now. Someone else can choose to live there and spend more of their salary on a gasoline tax. It's cool though: the crime, traffic, and cost of living was probably enough to tilt me to politely decline the offer anyway. This is just gravy.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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Good idea. Gasoline should have percentage based sales tax, like everything else.
You should explain your position. Saying you want to pass a tax on the poor and middle class during tough economic times deserves further explanation.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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You should explain your position. Saying you want to pass a tax on the poor and middle class during tough economic times deserves further explanation.
It is funny you complaining about my argument. Last time I filled up my car, the sales tax paid was about 13.4%. Is that better for the poor and middle class?
Besides, it is amusing that a conservative is using crocodile tears for an excuse while trumpeting... Use it? Pay for it... model. Why are you against people paying sales tax, especially those that you regularly bad mouth for not contributing?
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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It is funny you complaining about my argument. Last time I filled up my car, the sales tax paid was about 13.4%. Is that better for the poor and middle class?
Besides, it is amusing that a conservative is using crocodile tears for an excuse while trumpeting... Use it? Pay for it... model. Why are you against people paying sales tax, especially those that you regularly bad mouth for not contributing?
Or, just be like me and remain in a state that does not apply a sales tax on gasoline.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Or, just be like me and remain in a state that does not apply a sales tax on gasoline.
Leach.

$3.25/gallon, with $0.384/gallon in fed-state taxes, I paid 6.3% in taxes to federal government, and 7.1% to Texas when I filled up my car last week.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:18 PM
 
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Originally Posted by EinsteinsGhost View Post
It is funny you complaining about my argument. Last time I filled up my car, the sales tax paid was about 13.4%. Is that better for the poor and middle class?
Besides, it is amusing that a conservative is using crocodile tears for an excuse while trumpeting... Use it? Pay for it... model. Why are you against people paying sales tax, especially those that you regularly bad mouth for not contributing?
This is not a cogent answer to my question. This is a deflection.

Tell us why you want to raise taxes on the poor and middle class during a down economy and record levels of unemployment/underemployment?

By the way...."Use It/Pay For It" is the purpose of state and federal gasoline taxes.

Try again.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:19 PM
 
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Leach.

$3.25/gallon, with $0.384/gallon in fed-state taxes, I paid 6.3% in taxes to federal government, and 7.1% to Texas when I filled up my car last week.
Irrelevant. And actually defeats your own argument. You did not pay a sales tax. But now you promote one. Tell us why.
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