The NH Gas Tax Crisis is here in Hinsdale
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#1 Sep 8, 2013
Downside seen to drivers' use of less gas
By SHAWNE K. WICKHAM
New Hampshire Sunday News
Thousands of Granite Staters are driving hybrid, electric or alternative-fuel vehicles as a way to save money and protect the environment.
And new CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards are boosting fuel economy for gas-powered cars and light trucks.
But one unintended consequence is that the gas-tax revenues that fund the roads and bridges are decreasing, in New Hampshire and across the nation.
#2 Sep 8, 2013
Don't worry Mike. Dems will figure out how to tax something new to take up the slack.
#3 Sep 8, 2013
How about, doubling income for the bottom half...
#4 Sep 9, 2013
#5 Sep 9, 2013
Making the minimum wage $20 an hour and creating a nationwide employee shortage. A public works and infrastructure program that would knock our socks off us.
A president who was pro wage above anything else.
#6 Sep 9, 2013
What does that do to the poor slob already making $20.50 per hour with a family of 4??
Who by the way is going to buy the Big Mac at the cost that rate would require?
#7 Sep 9, 2013
The McDonald corporation and the heartless franchisers need a haircut…
With those kind of widespread wages….we’d make up for it by massive buying more burgers.
Don’t you believe in the free market…
#8 Sep 9, 2013
Yup......that's largely why wages are where they are and dollar menus cost a couple of bucks
#9 Sep 9, 2013
Charge hybrid, electric or alternative-fuel vehicles by the mile, and make sure they're playing more then the gas tax. The buyers of these things get gubamint welfare when they purchase them
#10 Sep 9, 2013
Most hybrids are just for status….they are really expensive cars…they don’t make economic or green sense. They are bragging cars. The lifetime cost not including a new battery is more expensive than a similar fossil fuel one.
It does use less gasoline over the lifetime…
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