Fuels Taxes

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Postby Gary Triplett » Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:45 pm

Proposed:
It is required to display Federal, State and Local taxes imposed on a gallon or unit of fuel on any retail fuel pump or dispensing device. The display must be legible and as prominent as the price per gallon or unit. The tax per unit must be listed separately by each tax authority.

Furthermore, each tax authority must exclusively use the tax funds collected for highway or road construction or maintenance.

Furthermore, no tax authority may impose a toll on any Federal, State or Local highway or road unless the original road construction was funded by public bond sale specific to the construction project. If a toll is imposed under this circumstance, the toll may only be collected until such collected funds equals the original bond amount plus interest and directly related expenses to the bond.
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Postby Gary Triplett » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:00 pm

Today, Neil Cavuto on Fox News, discussed the newly proposed federal legislation that would raise the federal gasoline tax to be nearly doubled from 19 cents per gallon to 34 cents per gallon. His valid concern was where the taxes collected at the pump and excise taxes levied on the oil companies have gone... accountability. This concern is evidenced by taxes collected over the years versus road and bridge conditions today throughout the country. Now, Congress is proposing throwing more money at the problem without resolving accountability concerns of an already broken and unaccountable system.

Since there has been no comment, suggestion, amendment or addendum to the proposed fuels tax legislation above of nearly 2 1/2 years ago, I assume that whatever the federal government wishes to do with our money is simply "OK". Have we truly become so passive or complacent for something as basic as what we pay for fuel that we will simply allow our representatives to continue to be irresponsible? The fuels tax is so basic that it affects, directly or indirectly, everyone regardless of age or economic status.
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