Gas tax, bike fee fuel House Dems’ transportation planHouse Democrats propose a $10 billion transportation package that would gradually raise the gasoline tax to 47.5 cents a gallon within five years.OLYMPIA — House Democrats rolled out a nearly $10 billion transportation package Wednesday that would boost taxes on gasoline, increase car tabs and even charge a bicycle fee to raise money.The proposal would increase the state gas tax by 10 cents over five years, eventually reaching a total of 47.5 cents per gallon. Currently, Washington state has the nation’s ninth-highest gas tax.In addition, it would create a car tab equal to 0.7 percent of a vehicle’s value. A state tax on hazardous chemicals would increase by 0.3 percent, to 1 percent.There’s even a $25 sales fee on bicycles worth $500 or more that raises a total $1 million over 10 years, included for largely symbolic reasons.http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2020393904_transpopackagexml.html
I thought the left didn't raise taxes on the middle class...
Only during campaign season.
And for those driving those nice energy efficient hybrid cars..... Toy A new proposal is heading toward the Indiana House and would tax hybrid vehicle owners.Some state lawmakers say there's a necessity to create a new tax in order to pay for good roads, our sister station WTHI reports.........This new proposal would require owners of clean energy vehicles to pay a road use tax in place of gas tax.http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/indiana/hybrid-car-owners-could-pay-gas-tax
Oregon is also looking into that also ST.
It always amazes me, if it were the Right proposing this tax, the left would be rioting in the streets, but when a Dim sponsors it, they just fall in line bend over and wait their turn.Libs, why do you so willingly accept this thievery?
Because they believe the other guy will pay and they somehow will not.