Re: Gasoline May Rise Above $5 a Gallon
Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:00 am
I must work on my written communication skills! OK, trying to clarify. What I am advocating is a DEDICATED sales tax that would go to specifically fund transportation infrastructure. This would replace any gas tax and EV tax and become the sole method for funding infrastructure. Or if you prefer we can leave the gas tax in for now, it will eventually fade into nothing as EVs replace all ICE cars. Either way I'm talking about an additional penny (or whatever the appropriate level is) of sales tax that is only used for infrastrucure, cannot be raided for other gov't expenses, and cannot be supplemented by the general fund. If one penny proves not to be enough the legislature would need to amend it higher. If it proves to be too much, amend it lower. Simple and transparent.TimLee wrote:But that is contrary to what you were advocating.Bufordleaf wrote:...
A sales tax, or value added tax, or whatever you want to call it is a general broad based tax that goes into the general revenue fund.
But you were arguing in favor of taxation based on use
I understand both arguments.
Broad based versus specific use and dedicated funding based on that use.
But to argue both sides is highly inconsistent