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nraacct

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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:19:58 AM

Michigan legislators are considering asking voters next year to support increasing the state sales tax to 7 percent.

The state’s 6 percent sales tax on gasoline raises about $1.2 billion and goes primarily toward education and cities.

The new proposal would allocate $1.2 billion for roads. The added revenues from the 1 percent sales tax increase would go to education and cities.

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remay
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 11:53:52 PM

Heard THAT before...
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lesndave
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 11:04:30 PM

Ugh!
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 9:36:46 PM

I was just there a couple of weeks ago. Their gas prices are the highest in the region already. Don't know if this increase in taxes will do much in improving their roadways - they are just going to get torn by their nasty winters!
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:57:22 PM

Why a general sales tax? Wouldn't a usage tax be better?
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BBopp
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:41:47 PM

Wow 6% sales tax! That's amazing & very low. I think this is a good idea as long as the extra 1% truly goes to the roads.
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PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 4:01:47 PM


So where's the original 6% of the taxes are going? The current corrupt governor who hates democracy will simply take the money as he's doing already. My sympathy for the good citizens of Michigan for being stuck with their lousy legislators. Vote smarter next time.
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bston
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:18:00 PM

Taxes are already much too high & mostly go to the wrong things.
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millerin
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 9:59:15 AM

will help?
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BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 8:09:26 AM

No New Taxes!
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Straitliner
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 6:14:54 AM

As long as people continue to live on welfare and more are doing it all the time, there is more going out than coming in so this is always going to be a problem.
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JagXKR
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:52:17 AM

Gas taxes should ONLY go to roads and transportation, it should have never been going anywhere else.
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mpg611
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:22:42 AM

They should eliminate waste and cut spending rather than raise taxes. Keep raising taxes then people wont have anymore money to spend. There's a saying by Margaret Thatcher that the problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
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listerone
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 11:31:24 PM

And if you believe that perhaps they can sell you Detroit.
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millerin
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 11:21:34 PM

good for roads!?
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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 11:02:19 PM

Stop with the tax increases!
That's all the government does.
We don't have an income problem, we have a spending problem.
It's time to change all this. Urgent.
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Discovery02
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 10:25:57 PM

What are you saying?? Gas taxes going to pay for something related to transportation?? Unbelievable.

[Edited by: Discovery02 at 8/19/2013 10:26:40 PM EST]
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schvanda63
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:56:13 PM

And the profits from lottery go to the schools. Yeah, right. That's why so many school districts are broke.
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Rayfuel
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:50:59 PM

Righto!
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FlatulenceOdor
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:33:06 PM

I call Bullsh@t!

[Edited by: FlatulenceOdor at 8/19/2013 8:33:49 PM EST]
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SUNOIL
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 7:48:29 PM

Their roads need it
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MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 6:30:26 PM

They should cut $1.2 billion from state expenses.
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mike56MI
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 6:03:45 PM

Sure it would!
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Tacodan
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 6:02:58 PM

When Elephants fly...............
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WestDriver
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 4:06:56 PM

Cut the waste, not increase taxes.
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CocoPaz
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 2:27:31 PM

There is never an end to taxes.
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nybearhunter
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 2:27:04 PM

Bull.
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HorizonChaser
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 2:13:53 PM

Don't believe it. Don't vote for it.
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schatzila
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 1:47:29 PM

Roads need to be maintained.
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whitebear1883
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 1:11:34 PM

Hmmm. May be a good idea.
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streetdesign
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 1:06:35 PM

We pay a lot in gas tax in Illinois and the roads don't seem to be much better than other states.
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JoeKR
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 1:03:42 PM

What happens when the sales tax reaches 100% and the roads remain under maintained and the tax moneyu has ended up elsewhere - perhaps in politician pockets?
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USMCturtlehead
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 12:28:34 PM

Every individual uses the roads in on form or another.
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YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 12:26:17 PM

Sales taxes are regressive. They proportionately tax those most who would be less likely to use the roads.
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dodsworth
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 12:03:55 PM

I support fair taxes. The funds are used to provide what individuals cannot provide for themselves. I simply have a gut reaction against the sales tax. Perhaps irrationally, just don't like sales taxes.
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lesabreAZ
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 11:58:05 AM

if you walk to much they'll tax your feet
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lesabreAZ
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 11:57:53 AM

if you walk to much they'll yax your feet
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tnfran
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 11:53:13 AM

Too many taxes already; they need to figure out HOW to best use what they already have; less bureaucracy now!!
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missypags69
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 11:47:53 AM

that would work, if they would actually use it for the roads....
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skinsfan125
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 11:46:35 AM

b.s. most of that money would go to bearocacy, not the teachers.
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Nikontraveler
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 11:36:51 AM

Have to pay for those union pensions someway.
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Wanda127
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 11:33:42 AM

This would be good if they would actually use it for roads but as we all know it usually is used for other things than the roads.
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 11:25:23 AM

If they don't take it and start doing something else with it...
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BigTruc
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 11:01:24 AM

That's great for Michigan. Other states need to improve their roads.
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mattpolska
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 10:54:41 AM

they said that here in manitoba when they increased the gas tax 2.5cents a litre, roadway funding went down 60million they increased the pst 1% and they arent contributing it to are roadways which are 3rd world
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BUSMAN1105
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 10:37:24 AM

JUST TAX THE HECK OUT OF US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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vandamme
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 10:08:16 AM

I thought tax on gas already went to roads.
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bklynse
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 9:51:36 AM

Well...
1) It won't really go to roads.....
2) You are setting yourselves up for additional taxes based on flimsy promises...
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 9:49:13 AM

That sounds like they have been spending way to much on education and cities for the price of fuel tax.

Those should be paid out of the states 6 % tax on goods and services.

Gas tax should have been used for roads in the first place imho.
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wmderrick
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 9:44:08 AM

We all have heard that before...
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badbonita
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 9:42:10 AM

Sure it would...
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