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(Chattanooga Times Free Press)   GOP governors for the last few years: lets slash taxes on businesses and the wealthy to show how "business friendly" we are" GOP governors now: We're broke and businesses are complaining our roads are crap-so let's double the gas tax   (timesfreepress.com) divider line 13
    More: Asinine, GOP, gasoline taxes, Republican governors, Michigan, third rail, Rick Snyder, vehicle registrations, sales taxes  
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2013-03-21 11:45:53 AM
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Wait, what, you're telling me that a decent infrastructure and functional government services might be a factor in getting business to locate in your state, not just tax breaks? What kind of voodoo economics is this?
2013-03-21 04:11:01 PM
2 votes:

skullkrusher: TheGogmagog: jake_lex: Wait, what, you're telling me that a decent infrastructure and functional government services might be a factor in getting business to locate in your state, not just tax breaks? What kind of voodoo economics is this?

I was told private industry would pay for the roads.  They don't need government help for anything.

who told you that?


Oops mine was already posted, edit --> redo

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2013-03-21 01:37:55 PM
2 votes:

Magorn: What did Granholm do that was equivalent?


She had a mole on her face
2013-03-21 11:45:16 AM
2 votes:
But job creators!
2013-03-21 04:32:22 PM
1 votes:
Skully and Lenny have entered the ring. Sorry Nate and Corvus, you need to tap out.

Hunker down everyone
x23
2013-03-21 03:38:25 PM
1 votes:

Corvus: "We understand the difference between investing in an asset that has value and adds value to economic activity as opposed to general spending," said Rich Studley, president of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.



the president of the Chamber of Commerce is named Rich Studley? you have got to be kidding me...
2013-03-21 01:30:20 PM
1 votes:
Fun part is the news that came out showing ALL of Wisconsin's counties have budget issues now and their unemployment went UP. How's life for all of you Koch suckers?
2013-03-21 01:09:45 PM
1 votes:

jake_lex: Wait, what, you're telling me that a decent infrastructure and functional government services might be a factor in getting business to locate in your state, not just tax breaks? What kind of voodoo economics is this?


I was told private industry would pay for the roads.  They don't need government help for anything.
2013-03-21 12:28:59 PM
1 votes:
In other words, investing in a gas station in one of the northern suburbs of Toledo might be really clever really soon
2013-03-21 12:16:54 PM
1 votes:

Weaver95: jake_lex: Wait, what, you're telling me that a decent infrastructure and functional government services might be a factor in getting business to locate in your state, not just tax breaks? What kind of voodoo economics is this?

They could always raise taxes.  that'd fix the problem!  oh, wait - no, they can't.  Republicans can't raise taxes, they can only CUT taxes.  And they can only cut taxes on corporations and the rich.  that's why it kinda sucks to be them.


They cut the living hell out of  them taxes don't they? 'Course when they then realize they've got no money to provide basical govenmental functions like keeping the roads in repair or funding transportation infrastructure, then, well then they just hike "user fees" which so totally NOT the same thing.  Or even better yet, they "privatize" the road and let a private company gouge you for the privilege of being able to get to work every day

/Live in VA, Work in DC
//means that driving to work involves a a private "greenway" with a $5 each way toll,  $2 each way on the Va-owned toll road (which is set to double and then triple in the next couple years because VA won't pay for its share of the expansion of the Metro system out to Dulles airport) AND now Bobby MC wants to boost the Gas taxes and slap a toll on i-95 as well
///for those of you playing along at home that means effectively a $14/day $280/mo $3360/year "tax" that me and every other Nova resident has to pay regardless of income
//// S'why most days I take a commuter bus that is $7 a day each way -cheaper than driving (no gas costs) and they at least get to use the carpool lanes
2013-03-21 11:56:57 AM
1 votes:
b-b-b-but gays wanna marry and recruit my children!  And atheists want to outlaw Christmas!  And Obama wants to bring 100,000,000 Muslims to America!  And the UN wants to confiscate my land, guns, and children!!1!

Seriously, sensible Republicans (if any are left) wake/grow the f*ck up.
2013-03-21 11:56:19 AM
1 votes:

xanadian: They also like the simple idea behind it. "It's a user fee," Snyder said. "If you use the roads more, you should pay more. If you use the roads less, you should pay less."

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Ok, that actually makes some sense.  Doesn't take into account the poor slobs who *have* to commute an hour each day because their job is so f*cking far from home.


Let's get rid of this for all taxes! Let's pay for all securities laws with an equity tax. Let's pay for the military by a wealth tax (since the military protects your wealth). DOWN WITH GOVERNMENT!
2013-03-21 11:19:13 AM
1 votes:
But gasoline taxes, some Republican officials say, are a lesser evil because the money traditionally doesn't wind up in general spending, but rather in building infrastructure, which helps boost economic development.

Long as the gas tax money stays out of the general fund and really does go to the roads, I'm okay with this.

And envious. New York's gas tax money goes into the general fund, and if you don't pay appropriate homage to the bosses you don't get jack shiat done in your district - and even then, the NYC Democratic machine gets first dibs.
 
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