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Michigan drivers not pumped about gasoline tax

WNWO - Channel 24 - Toledo -- A new tax on gasoline proposed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder may pump state dollars from driver's pockets.

Governor Snyder pitched the tax hike to lawmakers at Thursday's annual budget address. The plan would raise the tax on gasoline and diesel to 33 cents per gallon, an increase of 74 percent and 120 percent, respectively. With gas already topping out at about $3.65 per gallon, some drivers in Michigan told WNWO they could do without the tax.

"Luckily I don't have to drive far to work everyday," said Cierra Wood. She continued, "Gas is already outrageous enough, if I have places to go it's ridiculous."

The gasoline tax would generate about $728 million that Snyder says Michigan plans to use for road, bridge, and infrastructure improvement projects. Drivers agreed that roads ...


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Matt G
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 2:15:32 AM

Leave the motorist alone
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 3:40:09 PM

Try to find just one.
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How to pay?
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 5:54:44 AM

Shocker...
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 5:15:31 AM

Who would be.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 4:05:15 AM

If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I'll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 3:03:37 AM

Really.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 3:03:03 AM

What do you expect?
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 1:53:33 AM

Okay
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 1:42:19 AM

If they knew how to manage money better they wouldn't need it. In Ohio they use calcium chloride on the roads that just eats your car and anything else it comes in contact with. Years ago it was considered pollution, now they just dump it all over the road even when it is sunny out.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 1:35:57 AM

Canada will be paying over $7(CAN) per gallon by June this year !! USSR Part Deux
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 1:25:24 AM

The Metro area tax on gasoline around Vancouver Canada is over 65c a gallon. Just the metro tax.
Get used to it whineys, you've been getting off cheap for years.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 1:23:58 AM

... Won't get used for roads.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 1:12:50 AM

The more you tax, the less gas people buy and the less money came in
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 1:10:54 AM

so get rid of the rich republican governor and get someone in there that can relate to the working man. they elected him, they deserve what they get.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 1:10:03 AM

Just more B.S, I think every State has something to do with this.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 1:09:27 AM

More taxes on the working class.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 1:07:11 AM

Gas is no longer 3.65. It went up today to 3.89.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 1:06:19 AM

Government ripping off the public again. Government officials are big spenders with other peoples money.
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Moe Government Crap!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 1:05:17 AM

nobody's pumped by any tax
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 1:04:35 AM

Can we get a break
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 1:00:59 AM

Michigan is the "Wisconsin of Atlas Shrugged". :(

[Edited by: danreino at 2/12/2013 1:01:24 AM EST]
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All Politicians want to get their hands (deeper) into our pockets!
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 1:00:46 AM

REPUBLICANS, their TAX CUTS for the IDLE RICH have to be made up some way. They will be passed on to the WORKERS one way or another!!
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 12:59:07 AM

Wow. More taxing..
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I don't doubt it.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 12:56:22 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 12:55:54 AM

But why is this report coming out of Ohio? Maybe the Michigan stations couldn't afford to do the interviews.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 12:54:46 AM

BIG OIL already hates Michigan now the Governor wants to get on the band wagon.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 12:53:31 AM

I think the gov there needs to pump something
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 12:52:49 AM

One more reason to leave Michigan.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 12:50:37 AM

Well.... Who would be?
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 12:49:58 AM

The governor should have definitely known better. And with today's prices on fuel, you would think that he would have selected another time to spring this on the Legislature. This wasn't the way to win friends and influence people.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 12:46:35 AM

Nobody is thrilled about increasing taxes. Least of all when the commodity is going up, up and away without a tax increase!
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They shouldn't be
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 12:45:54 AM

We are paying over $5.00 a gallon now and the problem is that the fuel taxes that are collected for road maintenance are getting robbed for other Government spending.
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If they stop wasting taxpayer dollars on commuter rail projects, even if some of it were spent on buses to replace the trains, there would be more available to repair the roads and bridges.
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The beginning of the end!
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That's why NY gas is one of the highest.
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democrat money maker
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 12:34:43 AM

The gas tax is only one thing they want from us. They also want to increase our registration fees for our cars by 80%. All this Governor is going to do is shove this money into the rainy day fund and you will not see any more work on our roads then in years past. What i need to do is move out of Michigan before they tax me to death for real.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 12:34:25 AM

Definitely need to raise the tax.

Have you seen the new simplified IRS form? There are only three lines on the form:

Line A - How much money did you make? ___________
Line B - How much of it do you have left? ___________
Remit amount on line B.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 12:33:54 AM

I suppose most drivers feel they could do without a gasoline tax increase.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 12:33:54 AM

Where is the tax on EV's?
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 12:33:09 AM

Let's just go up a few cents on sales tax instead.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 12:31:52 AM

I still like Virginia's idea of dropping the whole gas tax and replacing it with an increase in sales tax.

Everyone benefits from well maintained roads. Some more then others.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 12:31:31 AM

Geez, let's destroy the middle class while we are at it!
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 12:30:55 AM

Great!!!... I work part time for $9.50/hr and have to drive 60 miles one way to work. So I get 21 mpg in my 2003 Pontiac Montana.
I'm an electrical engineer and I can't get a job... give me a break I can work for $12.50/hr. That beats any college grad with no experience at $20.00/hr.
Ok, ok... I can keep pipe dreaming!!! hee hee!
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