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nraacct
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:06:21 AM

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday he supports making truck drivers and motorists with diesel engine vehicles pay the same fuel tax rate that's levied on unleaded gasoline.

Snyder said he'll offer new details today about his plan to raise $1.2 billion in new fuel and vehicle taxes during his budget presentation to lawmakers.

"The whole gas tax piece is about $700 million and the (vehicle) registration piece is about $500 million," Snyder said in an interview with The Detroit News.
From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130207/POLITICS02/302070362#ixzz2KPWj1J64
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roadrunnin
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 2:00:33 PM

seems to make sense for all vehicles to pay the same tax on their fuel
blupupher
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 8:53:56 AM

the price will be passed onto the consumer
Piper0072
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 7:35:59 AM

Can these politicians find more ways to continue the "war on the economy"? Higher taxes on diesel = higher prices on everything shipped in a truck.
DesertRat2011
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:39:44 PM

I wish us diesel user in California could pay what gas is taxed at. Diesel is taxed higher out here.
coughlin
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:17:25 PM

Probably a good move.
7SPEEDY7
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 7:41:07 PM

Ouch
WalkingWV
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 6:24:25 PM

Always jacking up fuel taxes!

Tighten your own belts first.
PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 5:50:41 PM


Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, the governor that destroys democracy by invalidating city elections, wants to raise taxes on diesel. Interesting.
johton
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 5:17:43 PM

Wow, didn't realized that there was a difference!
SUNOIL
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 5:14:49 PM

Like diesel isn't high enough already. It will just get passed down to us.
DanMtz
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 4:05:08 PM

Is this all a part of his population reduction plan?
eye-spy
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 3:27:16 PM

Cute comment..."CrackedLCD".
CrackedLCD
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 1:03:08 PM

Overall taxes on diesel are already higher. Is he trying to drive everyone out of business? Oh wait, this is Michigan, everyone is already out of business.

Hey truckers, car makers and citizens who want cheaper goods! Move down south. It rarely snows, we have smoother highways and our taxes are lower. Maybe the last person to leave Michigan can turn out the lights (or else they'll be taxed, too.)
hmw10284
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 1:02:35 PM

The title of the article should be "Gov. Snyder to seek higher consumer prices".
bar1035
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:48:38 PM

Higher prices on everything you buy.

And it get worse from there - must have to be rhino to get elected there.

"Sen. Roger Kahn, R-Saginaw, introduced legislation last week that would increase the gas tax by 18 cents to 37 cents-per-gallon and more than double the diesel tax by applying the same rate."
sljbc475
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:47:07 PM

Get rid of diesel fuel.
Bearcat500
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:29:04 PM

He must have been listening to Ohio Gov. John "Lets Tax Everything" Kasich.
335d1
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:56:23 AM

Come on down to VA where the governor is taking taxes off gas and keeping them on diesel fuel.
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:56:16 AM

Got to pay for it some how
schvanda63
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:48:41 AM

So when diesel is $8.00 a gallon, and all of you who voted for this idiot are paying $5.00 for a loaf of bread and $6.00 for a gallon of milk, you got what you deserved. Truckers pay fuel tax on each gallon of diesel already, AND THEN THEY PAY A YEARLY TAX above and beyond that based on miles run.
ziyulu
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:04:18 AM

But won't consumers pay for it in higher goods prices?
mitt4prez
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:58:10 AM

To make taxes equal, the lower rate always gets raised. Never the higher rate gets cut.
FortVancouver01
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:46:33 AM

Federal taxes on diesel are higher than on gas... They all need to be the same.

[Edited by: FortVancouver01 at 2/9/2013 10:49:35 AM EST]
skempton
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:11:01 AM

welcome to the club.
200porter
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:08:38 AM

There are too many taxes already.
sciotosix
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:08:22 AM

The cost of this tax will get pased to the consumers.
Skunk63
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:07:00 AM

Hey, gov, there's already a big tax on diesel fuel.
hrtdi
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:38:04 AM

Just can't get away from it....
makerofrules
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:27:53 AM

I like this guy, I grew up in Michigan and was always proud of the very good roads, Indiana roads sucked back in the day... Now the roads suck in Michigan and Indiana has much better roads then Michigan... Indiana selling the I80/90 toll road is the main reason, the new additions to I69 are wonderful tho lonely !!!
orphancarguyPE
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:16:04 AM

Twit. There already is a large and discriminatory federal tax on diesel fuel, making much more efficient diesel cars a hard sell due to the price differential in fuel. (you more than make up the price difference with much higher real life mpg and usefulness, but that is a tough idea to get across now as it is, to people who haven't driven a diesel in the last 30 years)

He is just making it worse. He should raise the tax on gasoline with ethanol instead to make it less attractive. After all, gasoline with ethanol actually lowers fuel mileage.
deputydog082
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:14:15 AM

trucks cause most of the road damage
Tommyguns45
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:13:01 AM

Good, that will help make those that drives semis and buses convert to propane gas faster that burns cleaner and better mileage. The US has trillions of feet of it.
JCI46009IN
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:12:08 AM

Works for me!
cheapchickKY
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:11:48 AM

Seems logical.
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