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nraacct

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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:11:48 AM

Gov. Matt Mead said Friday he favors a gasoline tax increase to raise money for highways over diverting mineral tax revenues.

Some system of long-term financing for the state's highway system is essential, he said.


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blupupher
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 7:12:25 AM

while an increase in gas tax may be needed, the waste of money needs to be stopped first.
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 1:15:32 AM

tax tax, using an existing collection mechanism for more revenue
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PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:31:21 AM


It's sadly amazing just how much people expect free things like roads, highways and bridges and gnash their teeth about actually paying for these things with a tax.
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lesndave
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:04:51 PM

Just what everyone needs..... more taxes
Ugh!!!!!
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07skydriver
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:16:40 PM

Just stay home.
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Ply440GTX
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:13:32 PM

...and the current taxes pay for...?
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skinsfan125
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 7:34:48 PM

pretty soon you wont have a choice.
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TomT2Lee
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 7:34:36 PM

Yea, and I'm pushing for the professional political leaches to live within the existing budget.
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csblesson
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 7:28:03 PM

I will not go there
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04LTC
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 7:00:52 PM

just another hidden tax on gas.
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YaBassa
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:27:14 PM

Gov Mead must not have signed the "Norquist Pledge"
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rjojo40
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:19:17 PM

have to do what you have to do a safe infer-structure is the only answer.
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mike56MI
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:12:57 PM

OK
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YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 5:21:04 PM

This is coming from a fairly conservative governor and is not just a liberal response as suggested by some who don't pay attention. Fact is, no one has been paying enough attention to infrastructure. Highways are expensive. Or should we just give everyone a shovel and a load of tar and let the public maintain the roads? Of course, the hidden cost would be the much higher car maintenance that everyone would incur, but taxes would be cut! So much for the short-sighted.
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Taxrefugee
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 5:18:31 PM

Lots of highways and not many people to pay for them.
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MustangRacing
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 4:18:45 PM

The liberal answer to most issues, taxes, taxes and oh yes, more taxes.
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Vetteblu
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 3:50:17 PM

Lower wages, put on higher taxes. The American way.
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evowner
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 1:03:32 PM

Probably the richest state government in the nation and they can't manage their road system without raising taxes. Oh I forgot, road tax is regressive tax in that the poor pay more in proportion to their income.
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postcard9
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:50:39 PM

We have a spending problem not a revenue problem.
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MrDeath666
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:48:38 PM

Politicians sure do love taxes.
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orphancarguyPE
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:41:04 PM

Extremely obvious political quote of the day:
"Some system of long-term financing for the state's highway system is essential, he said."

Yup, and who better to finance it than the people who use it? So, if the fuel tax goes up, time to consider something more efficient that does the same job that you need to do with it. If you choose wisely, you get down to even-steven. If you choose even wiser than that, you get ahead of the game a bit.

Not "rocket surgery" folks (that is my favourite unintentionally funny line from the US election this year)
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Buickdriver7
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:30:05 PM

Bad idea.
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fuel2use
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:38:25 AM

Infrastructure.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:25:06 AM

just build toll roads
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coughlin
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:19:08 AM

Ya gotta pay
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greatartiste
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:13:44 AM

how else do they pay for it?
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