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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.

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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