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‘Terrible Idea’: Michigan’s Democratic Governor Pushes an Enormous Gas Tax Increase
The Daily Signal ^ | March 5, 2019 | Chris White, Daily Caller News Foundation

Posted on 03/06/2019 6:16:18 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is proposing what some opponents are calling a draconian gas tax increase to fix the state’s crumbling road infrastructure.

Whitmer’s budget proposal will include a 45-cent gas tax increase, which would be phased in over three separate intervals, the governor’s spokeswoman Tiffany Brown told reporters Monday. The rate would begin increasing in October, hit its second phase in April 2020, and ease into its final phase by the end of that year.

The increase is expected to generate roughly $2 billion a year in additional revenue for roads, according to media reports. Whitmer, a Democrat who ran on fixing Michigan’s roads, will present her idea to lawmakers Tuesday during a joint meeting of the House and Senate appropriations committees.

Whitmer’s plan would make Michigan’s one of the highest fuel tax rates in the country, behind the likes of California and Pennsylvania. Michigan motorists currently pay 26.3 cents per gallon. Total at-pump costs in the state are already the sixth-highest in the nation, in part because Michigan applies its 6 percent sales tax to fuel purchases.

Michigan Republicans have mixed feelings about such an increase.

Michigan Republican Party Chair Laura Cox panned the idea, saying in a statement that residents “deserve real solutions on this critical issue, not a tax and spend solution which places the burden on the state’s overtaxed families.”

Others are more supportive.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: Michigan; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: california; demagogicparty; energy; gastas; gretchenwhitmer; hydrocarbons; incometaxes; increase; lansing; maga; mi; michigan; opec; pennsylvania; taxcutsandjobsact; taxhike; taxreform; tcja; transportation
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She should ask Tom Corbett how that one turned out for him.
1 posted on 03/06/2019 6:16:18 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Actually an excerpt. Forgot to check the box.

Link: https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/03/05/terrible-idea-michigans-democratic-governor-pushes-an-enormous-gas-tax-increase/

2 posted on 03/06/2019 6:17:24 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Modern feminism: ALL MEN BAD!!!)
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To: BobL; sphinx; GreenLanternCorps

PING.


3 posted on 03/06/2019 6:17:50 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Modern feminism: ALL MEN BAD!!!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

> The increase is expected to generate roughly $2 billion a year in additional revenue for roads... <

And how much of that will actually go to roads? Inquiring minds want to know.


4 posted on 03/06/2019 6:18:37 PM PST by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

She’s going to make the colossal failure Governess Granholm look like a genius.


5 posted on 03/06/2019 6:20:24 PM PST by cyclotic ( Democrats must be politically eviscerated, disemboweled and demolished.)
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To: Leaning Right

Here in Minnesota they raid the gas tax fund and put it in the general fund.


6 posted on 03/06/2019 6:21:12 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

DO IT!

Make Pennsylvania’s the SECOND highest gas tax in the nation.


7 posted on 03/06/2019 6:23:27 PM PST by lightman (Byzantine Troparia: The "praise choruses" of antiquity.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Democratic Michigan Gov. Wretched Whitmer

Tax & Spend socialist/totalitarian ALERT!


8 posted on 03/06/2019 6:24:05 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Too cute to fail?


9 posted on 03/06/2019 6:24:12 PM PST by equaviator
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Gretchen...


10 posted on 03/06/2019 6:24:42 PM PST by aquila48
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Can she account for the prior taxes to pay for road maintenance? If not, FOAD.


11 posted on 03/06/2019 6:25:21 PM PST by MortMan (Satan was merely the FIRST politician who pretended to speak for God.)
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To: lightman

Yeah, and PA can thank that feckless, spineless REPUBLICAN governor Corbett for the save Philly gas tax.


12 posted on 03/06/2019 6:26:14 PM PST by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: Leaning Right

Whatever’s left after the pols in Detroit get their cut and a few more hundred miles of bike paths get built.


13 posted on 03/06/2019 6:26:43 PM PST by technically right
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To: aquila48

Given your photo, I’m guessing that her “brains” are mostly below her shoulders.


14 posted on 03/06/2019 6:27:02 PM PST by ssaftler (The opinions expressed here have not been peer reviewed, fact checked or focus group tested.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

How many more state troopers will be hired to watch cars with Michigan plates fill up across the state line in Indiana and then bust them as they cross I wonder....


15 posted on 03/06/2019 6:27:04 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

And MN independents learn that elections have consequences.


16 posted on 03/06/2019 6:27:55 PM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the 0zarks)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They keep the weight limits on semis high to help the truckers but they do the damage to the roads. She wants more money for education too. Two old songs we hear over and over and over.


17 posted on 03/06/2019 6:30:09 PM PST by MomwithHope (IMO Patrick McGoohan - Inventor of the Red Pill)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Sheesh. What is it with Michigan and left-wing female Governors?


18 posted on 03/06/2019 6:32:13 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Trust the plan of the 17th letter of the English alphabet!!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Sometimes you have to make mistakes to learn things.
Sometimes not even mistakes can get the job done.


19 posted on 03/06/2019 6:33:19 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (The internet has driven the world mad.)
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Michigan’s Democratic Governor Pushes an Enormous Gas Tax Increase

So has Minnesota's Democratic Governor. It's what Democrats do.

20 posted on 03/06/2019 6:34:44 PM PST by stevem
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