We're taxed enough already

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There are signs all over the CSRA asking you to vote YES for the transportation special-purpose local option sales tax July 31.

I have no doubt that our roads need improvement, but we already pay a motor use fuel tax for road improvements. For every gallon of gasoline or diesel fuel, you pay 7.5 cents for a highway tax; 3 cents sales tax; 1 cent that goes to the state of Georgia general fund; and 18.4 cents as a federal excise tax. So for every gallon of fuel you put in your vehicle, you already pay 29.9 cents in taxes.

If you vote “yes” for this new tax, it will be in effect for 10 years. Most of us will need a new vehicle in 10 years, so 1 percent added to the sales price of most cars and trucks will add another $300 to $400. In Columbia County, we pay a state income tax; real-estate property tax; ad valorem tax on personal property; state and local sales taxes; a local SPLOST; and a rain tax. What is left to tax?

Vote “no” on the TSPLOST.

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cheapster505 07/19/12 - 01:57 pm
rain tax?

we save money on the "RAIN TAX" but yes just hit the stations (Consumers( for the 1/10 tax3.15 9/10 just make it 3'16 the 9/10
is a gimmack and should be stopped anyway who pays 9/10 for any other service product ? just hit the gas for the 1/10 if I /you tried to hit someone for 9/10 they'd scream bread 1.989/10 but gas stations get away with it just round it off to the 1/10 per gal we/d be better off
all those 1/10 cent have added up to make me rich? i'll pay 1/10 more

cheapster505 07/19/12 - 02:01 pm
what's left to tax ?

are you dead yet? theres a tax for that!

my.voice 07/20/12 - 12:05 am

I'd like to introduce the TAX-TAX. Its complicated but basically because you are taxed at so many levels, we the govnmint will levy this new tax to help insure that taxes are as high as possible with the least direct benefit possible. The new TAX-TAX will be the simple remainder of hp what we haven't taxed out of you already.

We is the govnmint and we am here to hep.

Thank you.

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