Thursday, February 28, 2013

It's Not Right

Since 2007, I've documented instances where the Des Moines Register has called for an increase in the gas tax.

In 2008, they advocated to raise the Iowa gas tax to pay for flood repairs.

Yesterday, their editorial board was at it again.

Like it or not, it's time to raise Iowa fuel tax

Although, they try to change the verbiage quickly to "user fee" because of the unpopularity of tax increases.

User Fee; Revenue Enhancements; Revenue Increases; or whatever you want to label it, it means the same thing...Hold onto your wallet and the scientific community is united in that fact.

The Ragister further tries to justify this "user fee" because some people don't drive, Why should they pay more to build and maintain roads for those who do?

Then I'm gonna need a refund.

I have no children and therefore I receive no tax deductions, or refundable tax credits, but I still pay to educate, feed and provide health care to other people's children (some illegally here).

I'm with Iowans for Tax Relief, who've said raising the gas tax “takes money out of taxpayers’ wallets and places it in the hands of government that has already collected more than enough to cover its expenses.”



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