2012 Crystal Red Tintcoat
When was the last time federal gas tax increased????
Last year ? 2006?
Try the 1990s
How high is the gas tax? $1.00 per gallon?
Try $0.18 per gallon
State ranges from $0.25 to $0.70 per gallon
Most people get upset about the cause of crappy roads
They are unwilling to be honest about why they are in disrepair
People LOVE to piss and moan about bridges
Roads tolls poor infrastructure and how high taxes are
They do not realize that
Also, I think the pot legalization thing is more about pot than about revenue (though I'm sure they don't mind taking the sales taxes).
And the over-analyzing bit is meant as a sort of badge of honor, as you might have guessed.
Last edited by AySz88; 05-30-2012 at 06:29 PM.
2012 Volt (#3859) - Delivered 2011-10-06
Computer programmer, science and engineering wonk, and habitual over-analyzer.
Nobody prevents you from voluntarily writing a check to your local friendly DOT. I pay all kinds of taxes at seemingly every level or transaction. If I save some money on fuel tax with the use of EV mode on this car, so be it. There are still three other vehicles in my stable that use plenty of gasoline.When running in EV only mode we don't burn any gas and hence don't pay any road use tax. Great for now, but it can't last. What is the best way for EV'ers to pay our fair share of the road building and maintenance?
Mileage tax (GPS reporting)?
Tax on electricity used for charging?
2012 Chevy Volt (7156 mi) - 300.7 mpg current tank 74.1 mpg lifetime
2012 Dodge Ram QC 4x4 Big Horn edition
2004 Saturn ION Redline (9k)
1995 Tiffin Allegro Bay (43k)
1968 International Scout 800 (project)
If you look at your power bill you are paying a lot of taxes on your electricity. It would seem that some of that should go toward the roads.