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Yikes, no. You are smarter than this. This is a HIGHER tax on car free people. Gas tax is a user fee. The people who get screwed by a sales tax/real estate tax are those who live in urban and inner suburbs (ie car free people).

For the 3.5% whole sale tax to reach what the at the pump 17.5 cent rate was, gas would have to climb to about 5.50 at the pump.

This was a huge shell game. The only people that get a true tax break are those who don't buy much, dont own an expensive house (rural), and who use gas more recklessly than others.

by Tysons Engineer on Feb 25, 2013 11:09 am • linkreport

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