Sunday, February 17, 2008

Goodbye Gas Tax...Maybe?

by Caden

Every time that you fill up your tank with gasoline you are paying an average of 40 cents per gallon in just state taxes. Colorado republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez has an idea to get rid of the state gas tax and replace it with a 1 cent sales tax increase. This idea sounds great or is it? For a gas-guzzling hummer driver it is a good idea but is it fair to increase tax for a hybrid car driver or somebody that doesn't even drive at all? If this bill were to be passed it would generate 30.5 precent more tax money than the current state gasoline tax revenues which would supposedly go to road improvements. This plan would not do anything to the 18.4 cent federal gas tax that is requiered for every gallon of gas sold in america. This plan would have to be aproved by voters so ask yourself, is it right?

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