POLL: Do You Support The Gas Tax Bill?

And if not, do you have a better idea?

Legislation would apply the state's 6 percent sales tax to gasoline.

The proposal by Gov. Martin O'Malley would raise needed revenue for state transportation projects. But, as O'Malley himself concedes, the bill faces a tough road to passage.

Sara Greene February 15, 2012 at 12:07 AM
The only hike that needs to happen, is for O'Malley to take a hike and never return. Only an idiot would approve of this tax increase. It's never enough for O'malley, spend spend spend and corruption.
Sara Greene February 15, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Our worst Governor ever!!! Can't wait to see him out of office.
Stephen Kelley February 15, 2012 at 01:04 AM
Gas tax. Sales tax on gas. A tax on downloaded music. Already an increase in sales tax and another proposed. When does this end? Seriously? Can we please look into cutting spending? How about we Marylanders elect some fiscally responsible people to office rather than simply voting for the person with a "D" next to their name.
JS Charles February 15, 2012 at 04:01 AM
Already we are paying taxes on everything. Add more tax and increase the price of Cigarette and Liquors which are least socially good. Leave our GAS alone and don't touch it.
Stephen Kelley February 15, 2012 at 04:29 AM
JS, How about we spend less and stop finding ways to tax our good citizens? I guess it is more socially acceptable to tax those who drink and smoke? Should you be taxed more on gas if you drive more than I do? What about if you buy more unhealthy food than I do? Do you get taxed more on that unhealthy food? Stop the nonsense. Stop the taxing. Control the spending.
Michael February 15, 2012 at 07:51 AM
Was the 20% increase in sales tax 4 years ago (5% to 6%) not enough? At the same time they increased the tax on cigarettes by $1 per pack (thankfully I had quit smoking). And they just recently raised the tax on alcohol by 50% (6% to 9%)(80% increase since 4 years ago - 5% to 9%). Where did all this extra money go? Some obviously to projects such as the ICC...but than we also have to pay to use it? It is never enough.
Dick February 15, 2012 at 11:54 AM
With gas prices increasing rapidly, a tax on gas is insane. The price of gas is seriously impacting people's budgets. Most people can't use public transportation. Also, think of the impact of transporting food, and other necessities. It is time to throw out all these bums. Until then, we need to boycott anything sold in Maryland that is impacted by higher taxes. For example: - Buy gas out of state. - Buy alcohol out of state, or abstain. - Never purchase o bag in Montgomery County, consider shopping out of County. Don't forget, Montgomery County is considering extending the energy tax. The final option may be to move out of Maryland
Joe Roberts February 15, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Johnny Lucid February 15, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Martin O'Malley needs to take a hike - preferably out of town and out of state.
Jeff Hawkins February 15, 2012 at 02:06 PM
NO.....I do not support it. There seems to be something wrong with O'Malley
Jeff Hawkins February 15, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Stephen: I agree with you.................buuuuutttt! your comment: "Should you be taxed more on gas if you drive more than I do? What about if you buy more unhealthy food than I do? Do you get taxed more on that unhealthy food?" I'm afraid you have just given the "ruling" class some more ideas......... you wanna bet that there will soon be an additional "fast food tax"?
Sara Greene February 15, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Every product, every service, every business uses gas to accomplish goals. Some businesses will fail, people will get laid-off, and the businesses that absorb the tax will pass the cost on to you in higher costs for everything. So, not only will you be taxed at the pump, this is a multi layer tax in which you will be taxed from every direction possible. O'Malley is trying his best to destroy the entire state. He belongs in California. Nah, that's just mean, those people have already been screwed by their own O'Malley.
LenGray February 15, 2012 at 03:29 PM
STOP SPENDING NOW! Didn't the Comptroller just get a new big SUV like that of O'Malley's state car? Can't they ride in cars like the rest of us working people? How much do we the taxpayers pay for the elected to stay in hotels while in Annapolis? Stay in Holiday Inn Express not Hilton. Does that include their food? Who pays for the receptions that the elected give every year? Start somewhere.
Brigitta Mullican February 15, 2012 at 05:42 PM
With the gas prices going up so high another tax is not going to help the average person who needs to drive to work to make a living. Since most of our goods and services are transported, the costs will escalate even more. Taxes and fees are getting out of control. Now I am even reviewing my gasoline expenditures for all the volunteer work I do for 5 organizations. Membership fees is another cost that individuals are reviewing. Individuals make cuts, but the government seems to not do the same.
Jeff Hawkins February 15, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Brigitta: Your comment: "Individuals make cuts, but the government seems to not do the same." Then we might need to insert more like minded "individuals" into that government, othewise we can't expect anything different to occur. What's that definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.


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