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Government Gasbags Silent on Gas Tax Boon

CityWatch -- CALWATCHDOG - While nearly every politician in America publicly decries the high cost of gasoline and fuel costs, most are also strangely silent about the soaring gas tax revenues that states are currently enjoying.

Californians always seem to pay the highest gas prices in the country...

From July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012, the Board of Equalization reported that it collected $6.9 billion in motor vehicle fuel taxes, up from $6.7 billion the prior year. Excise tax revenues accounted for $5.2 billion, while sales tax revenues accounted for $1.7 billion...


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Submitted Nov 06, 2012 By: GoGoGoodyear
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 12:35:48 PM

California can plow through billions in tax revenue without hardly trying.
gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 4:23:24 AM

Take a look at how much your state charges in taxes for every gallon of gas. You may want sit down first. Then keep in mind how much other money you already pay in other taxes. It's criminal. And they wonder why people don't have money to do anything else.
Bonanza
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 2:41:29 AM

There's always a tradeoff
kgbellman
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:11:35 PM

Not sure why they wouldever volunteerthat prices are high[er] due to taxes. However, we need to maintain our roads and infrastructure - including our declining maintainance of our bridges
KrsnaDragon
Champion Author Montreal

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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:04:14 PM

Wow, Californians pay 68.8 cents tax on a gallon of gasoline? Here, in Montréal, the gasoline tax is 43.863 cents per litre ($0.43863/L), according to GasBuddy. Given that a US Gallon is equal to about 3.785 litres, the Montréal gas tax is equal to about $1.66/US Gallon..!
To me, the California gasoline tax seems like 68.8 reasons to be cheerful.
Tomeboy
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:01:41 PM

I live in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA... Not the Divided States of America.
gasmack
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Prop. 30 HAS FAILED. Gov. BROWN Will have to look elsewhere.
jdhelm
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:57:41 PM

as long as the money goes for repair, and not into some general budget for other purposes
TWS658
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:54:11 PM

So, when will the roads be repaired?
LilRedWagonIN
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:50:23 PM

the reason high prices will be supported by the government
miser709
Champion Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:50:21 PM

This must be the cry baby area. Get over it people, nobody wants to listen to this crap for the next 4 years.
gasandgoAL
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:47:50 PM

better prepare for more taxes and more expensive health care
boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:46:22 PM

Tax, Tax, and More Tax.
GAS1251
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:46:19 PM

We've got 4 more years of this to look forward to.
Jmac2008
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:41:20 PM

ok
mscisjd
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:40:11 PM

Tomeboy, you are right. If we work together to get things done, obstacles will be seen as what used to be and progress will determine what will be. We will rise or fall together. Am I my brother's keeper?
Dragnet
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:37:42 PM

Stand by for hemmorroid problems for the next 4 years
JSX515
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:36:16 PM

Just got four more years of the shaft
Tomeboy
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:36:12 PM

The power of one, if fearless and focused, is formidable, but the power of many working together is better.
grandamgt1
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:35:41 PM

Something we seriously need to discuss.
must87searcher
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:35:09 PM

Any group would want to keep secrets on how to make money.
Bruno44
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:34:48 PM

Don't worry, the govt gasbags will be spewing out of both ends tomorrow.
BobD2009
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:32:42 PM

Governments main goal is to take our money.
Quick68
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:32:36 PM

We will all see a jump in all kind of taxes in the next 4 years.
kd5kpd
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:32:06 PM

SSDD
downstream
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:31:21 PM

victory is mine!
us4usa
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:31:02 PM

"Now think of all the gallons of gas that is taxed for road repair, that goes in engines that never see/use the roads... Lawn ???text deleted ???and some boats all pay road repair tax on ever gallon of gas and never use the road???"

Not sure why text deleted, I naned a hand full of small engnies that we buy gas for and pay road tax for, which never see/use the roads lawnmowers weedeaters generators chainsaws tillers tractors dirtbikes 4 wheelers log spilters atvs jetski/pwc just a few tax is paid on each gallon???
Tomeboy
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:30:16 PM

WE ARE AMERICANS!!

UNITE!!

WE CAN DO IT TOGETHER!!
Bill100
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:27:53 PM

And there are a lot of government gasbags out there. Of which Obama is chief.
Tomeboy
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:24:22 PM

Congratulations to President Obama!!!!!
1stClicker
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:20:39 PM

Gasbags is right and the biggest one was just re-elected!
Gas Thirsty
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:20:30 PM

Money will keep people quiet.
96sc1
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:19:09 PM

What a surprise!
don10
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:15:28 PM

ok
us4usa
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:15:21 PM

Now think of all the gallons of gas that is taxed for road repair, that goes in engines that never see/use the roads... Lawn text deleted and some boats all pay road repair tax on ever gallon of gas and never use the road???
SHEP20715
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:14:51 PM

CRYING towels for sale
SHEP20715
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:13:46 PM

We DID IT 4 MORE YEARS now maybe the BS will stop

[Edited by: SHEP20715 at 11/7/2012 1:14:27 AM EST]
TBONE3
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:13:04 PM

That's why they are saying nothing - they are smiling all the way to the bank.
badharley
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:12:48 PM

Every thing up except for our pay checks.
grouch311
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:11:34 PM

the whole government is nothing but gasbags, start at the top and go to the very bottom, just hot air; with their investigations that just waste time and money and never accomplish anything but take up news
judgemobile
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:10:21 PM

can the board "equalize" my income to my new expenses ?
DirtDauber
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:10:15 PM

An excellent description.
Wolfman_TJack
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Are you fired up?! Are you ready to go?!

Fire it up! Ready to go!
Fire it up! Ready to go!
Fire it up! Ready to go!

We're ready to Rock N' Roll Barack!!

Let's Go Forward!!
SensAL
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:05:35 PM

What else is new?
ican2step
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:05:31 PM

Hmmm, politicians.
probedude2
Champion Author Akron

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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:03:30 PM

I thought the gas tax revenue was supposed to go down because of the higher CAFE standards
vulcan96
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 9:58:36 PM

that and the election today proves you can't fix stupid.......
jrschl
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 9:58:30 PM

Vote all the politicians out.
obimerrill
Champion Author Cincinnati

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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 9:58:09 PM

They wouldn't dream of mentioning one of their own revenue streams.
LanguageMan1
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 9:55:44 PM

Doesn't surprise me.
MrLefty0706
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 9:53:31 PM

One of the primary reasons the price of gas in Illinois never drops as much as the CW average. The state does not want to give up the tax revenue.
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