Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Letting The Wisconsin Gas Tax Increase Automatically Is A Mistake

Gov. Jim Doyle is on the wrong side of the issue - - bringing back the automatic, annual gas tax increase (indexing) - - and should drop the idea.

Wrong because it pours money into the bottomless pit of highway expansion.

Wrong because it escalates the Wisconsin gas tax, already 30.9 cents a gallon, the country's second-highest.

Wrong because indexing absolves legislators and the Governor of having to face the voters over an intentional tax increase.

Wrong because it puts the Governor on the wrong side of the tax issue.

Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong.


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James Rowen said...

To Anon: Let's try and make your point without capitalized insults. I posted your comment and then deleted it, fyi.