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Old 01-19-2013, 04:09 PM   #15
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We are told that in Michigan we have reduced revenue from the road tax built in gasoline, because of more efficient vehicles. But the state's sales tax on gas increases with high gas prices. And no one has shown me that we are spending less on roads or that our road repair income is less. Only that we don't have enough money to do the job. So Friday I pay a visit to my county building department , of which our county road commission is located and guess what? Closed! And why? Closed BOTH Friday AND Monday for Martin Luther King holiday! They have a lot of nerve asking for higher taxes.
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:33 PM   #16
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Question Are you secret agents?

I want to know where all you guys are going that you don't want anyone to know about. It sounds pretty exciting to me.
I'm afraid my track would bore them to death.

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Old 01-19-2013, 04:37 PM   #17
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I want to know where all you guys are going that you don't want anyone to know about.

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Obviously, if we don't want "them" to know, we can't tell you, either.
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:44 PM   #18
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Considering Vermont's state motto "Freedom and Unity", this idea is rather humorous.
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:44 PM   #19
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Obviously, if we don't want "them" to know, we can't tell you, either.
I can be trusted. I won't tell a soul.

I'll just post it on the internet.

Probably won't even have to do that, because the state will.

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Old 01-19-2013, 05:06 PM   #20
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Say the word TAXES and people immediatly jump to conclusions.

There was an interview with Mark Gottlieb Secretary of Wisconsin's Department of Public Transportation on Wis Pub Radio that I remembered from a while back.

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If you've got time to kill and are interested in what the Pols are really thinking on this issue listen.

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Old 01-19-2013, 05:36 PM   #21
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This isn't exactly original to Vermont (or is that Varmint?). I believe the first time I heard of it was from the San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Commission, back in July. A study of the concept showed that it could theoretically raise up to $15 million in tax revenues per day in the nine-county SF metro area, based on tax rates varying from 1 to 10 per mile.

Google "VMT Taxes" for a whole slew of articles. (VMT in this case stands for Vehicle Mileage Tax, not Vermont).
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:05 PM   #22
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Large Semi Trucks put more wear and tear on roads than cars do. If 90% of stuff was shipped by train the roads would last much longer and accidents would go down. The liberal states are the ones that started this greenie stuff and now they complain because they don't get enough tax from gasoline sales. I would think that putting a GPS in everyones' cars would cost a ton of money and lots of dollars for the people and computers that would make all this work. GPS is not fool proof and niether are computers. It would take all of 5 mins to buy a device that blocks the GPS signal so the car thinks it is not moving. This would be a logistical nightmare.

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Old 01-19-2013, 06:42 PM   #24
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Let's put this another way. Should you be taxed for something you don't use? If you use the roads more by driving more miles, perhaps you should pay more towards their upkeep.
But are they going tax only for miles driven within the state? What about us Airstream folks who drive many miles on roads outside of our own state? In my case most of those out of state miles are paid for via tolls.

IMO, the gov't needs to just learn how to spend less... then they won't be running short all the time.
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The Socialist Republic of Vermont. What else would you expect?
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:16 PM   #26
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It's not that new. I remember seeing it on TV several years ago.

Seems like it still isn't close to happening.
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GPS would not fly under the 4th amendment with our current SCOTUS. I also heard that a couple of years ago Vermont started to tax all planes that flew into the state. Even those that just flew in for a weekend vacation. The immediate fleeing of GA aircraft had such a devastating effect on the business' that make their living providing services on these planes that their efforts and the AOPA lobby got the law reversed. At some point some of these states will have to learn that we as consumers have options.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:19 PM   #28
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Wow taxing the air is a bit extreme. All the new cars have black boxes. I bet there will be new and inventive ways to use those against us.

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