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Lawmakers considering proposed change to NC gas tax

Joseph T.

Posted 1:51 pm, 02/13/2015

Have you all call your House rep and let him know how you feel about this bill and how you expect him to vote. You need put him some heat on him and get all you friends and family to do the same let him know that raising the gas tax is not ok.

Here is the link to Wilkes Rep. in the NC house.

http://www.ncga.state.nc.us...UserID=695

Crypt

Posted 5:55 pm, 02/12/2015

If all republicans voluntarily got sterilized tax rates would eventually go down.

surry citizen

Posted 5:45 pm, 02/12/2015

A NC Republican sometimes looks like a ****ocrat.

youlie

Posted 9:56 am, 02/12/2015

Repubicans will be the.death of our state :'(

smalltownman

Posted 5:35 am, 02/12/2015

decsurvey, your last post is hysterical. Saying NC has better roads than SC is a stretch of an overactive imagination!

Our infrastructure is out-dated, crumbling, pothole riddled mess!
That is unless you live in the Triangle area where there never seems to be a shortage of road construction or repair.

Any given highway elsewhere in this state is a nightmare; trust me, I travel enough of them to know first-hand. The proposed legislation is nothing more than a smoke screen where the powers that be are in Raleigh are hoping to gouge the working man and woman even more. I hope anyone that voted for these clowns is happy, you put them in office, I didn't.

decsurvey

Posted 11:53 pm, 02/11/2015

Wow. It is an update to an outdated minimum amount.

It's either pay to keep the roads up or cut funding to new roads and maintenance to existing.

You can either have average of above average roads OR you ride on pot holes and rumble strips like Soutb Carilina.

You can have one or the other. But not both.

Rosestar

Posted 10:27 pm, 02/11/2015

Repubs trying to stick it to the working class.yet again
BOHICA

redfly

Posted 10:20 pm, 02/11/2015

TAX & Spend, The Lib-Tard-O-Crat way

westend

Posted 10:14 pm, 02/11/2015

More Lies......Higher Taxes......It is The Republican Way.....

Forever Cynic

Posted 9:59 pm, 02/11/2015

NC tax is 37.8 cents for each gallon of gas you buy, and there's another 18.4 cents for federal, which means we pay a total of 56.2 cents (62.2 for diesel).

With gas being around $2.10 right now, we're paying a 26.76% sales tax on gas. That's the highest in NC history.

With the new proposed plan, if gas goes back up to $4 like it did in the Bush era, NC gas tax will be a ridiculous 57.1.

Joseph T.

Posted 7:50 pm, 02/11/2015

Folks everyone needs to call their Rep. and Senator and make sure they know this is BS and to vote against it.

For those of you who live in wilkes here is your contact info.

NC house

http://www.ncga.state.nc.us...UserID=695

NC Senate

http://www.ncga.state.nc.us...UserID=374

everyone needs to flood them with calls and emails and get everyone you work with or know to do the same.

Crypt

Posted 6:31 pm, 02/11/2015

"Not everyone is on board for this change, even though it would lower the gas tax from 37.5 to 35 cents in July."

The above quote is exactly how politicians manipulate the uneducated. The gas tax should drop to less than 25 cents a gallon in July if the republicans leave everything alone.

Crypt

Posted 6:17 pm, 02/11/2015

The only hope for this State is a better educated population that will know republicans say one thing and do another. A 26 Billiion dollar State budget and instead of cutting waste they want to create more, knowing we'll be dumb enough to pay for it.

george h w b

Posted 5:56 pm, 02/11/2015

There would be plenty of money in the Highway Trust Fund if those "Effin" politicians didn't rob it for other projects which don't have a thing to do with maintaining the roads,bridges, etc.

Eat At Moes

Posted 11:28 am, 02/11/2015

http://www.newsobserver.com...pport.html

Senate leader Phil Berger's office is highlighting a range of support for the gas tax bill making its way to the Senate floor on Wednesday.

The plan would cut the tax on March 1, but set a floor that analysts say in a consensus forecast would generate an additional $1.2 billion in gas tax revenue for the state. In other words, it represents an increase in taxes in the long run.

Two other groups the conservative Americans For Prosperity and the liberal Progress N.C. Action had both criticized the plan as an unneeded tax hike.

Joseph T.

Posted 10:09 am, 02/11/2015

canesfan (view profile)

Posted 9:31 am, 02/11/2015

I'm the last person to support any tax increase. This bill is more about stabilizing the cash flow to our state highway department rather than continuing with the current funding which causes extreme fluctuations in tax revenue. It's very difficult to plan a project that would take years to design and complete when the cash flows varies so much.

No its not read the article again it raises the minimum which means when gas goes back up so will the gas tax and we will still have the fluctuations which will cost us more.

redfly

Posted 9:35 am, 02/11/2015

If you are a Liberal Scumball Black Racist and Cry Racism to the IRS you do not have to pay Taxes,,

aka: Al Sharpton

canesfan

Posted 9:31 am, 02/11/2015

I'm the last person to support any tax increase. This bill is more about stabilizing the cash flow to our state highway department rather than continuing with the current funding which causes extreme fluctuations in tax revenue. It's very difficult to plan a project that would take years to design and complete when the cash flows varies so much.

1goddess

Posted 9:13 am, 02/11/2015

IN YOUR FACE (view profile)

Posted 8:56 am, 02/11/2015

Kind of like the 400.00 dollar penalty I'm Going to have to pay because I Couldn't afford Obama care If I Cant afford Obama care how am I Going to afford to give away 400.00 for nothing?

Amen and aman!!! I feel ya

BlackRose258

Posted 8:58 am, 02/11/2015

So if you don't or say can't pay your taxed will they arrest you? If so that's ****ed up and how can they do that when you have nothing to give away or if you have nothing to own?

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