Paying more at the pump - Hawaii News

Paying more at the pump - Hawaii News

There are 374 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from May 20, 2009, titled Paying more at the pump - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

The state Legislature quietly let expire a tax exemption on the sale of gasoline in Hawaii, meaning that drivers will pay an extra $40 million a year in state taxes starting July 1. With the average price of a gallon of gas today costing $2.553 after fuel taxes are added, it will mean that on July 1 the gas will cost 9.6 cents more per gallon.

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MorePork

Royal Oak, MI

#1 May 20, 2009
The state Legislature quietly let expire a tax exemption.
Too bad they didn't let their terms expire.You elect Demoncraps and you get more taxes.
Democratic Legislature

Jersey City, NJ

#2 May 20, 2009
I can see it now. The Legislatures are like a group of sneaky kids rubbing their hands together and snarling saying, oh yeah! Another source of revenue for us. In Washington our beloved President is doing the very same thing. Waiting for many tax exemptions and credits that were instilled during the Bush administration designed to stimulate and to give back to the people, to expire so that they can quietly without fanfare and in the sneaky, stealth mode that the Democrats operate in, reap the added benefits of more money at our expense. All this is doing it putting more people on the welfare roles as small business and companies forced to payout more and more of their revenue on taxes are forced to close their doors putting more workers on the street. The Democrats and their socialistic agenda can then just step right in and be the saving grace for these people and smell like a rose. Total smokescreen of deceit. When are the stupid people of America going to wake up?
ForkinHaole

Venus, TX

#3 May 20, 2009
Tax and spend-the Demokrat way....when will the people of Hawaii WAKE UP?????
BukToofGator

Honolulu, HI

#4 May 20, 2009
Good morning all you dirty, low life, lazy, incompetent local government workers and party loyalists. Just to fill you in on some basics-
Nobody in their right mind raises taxes when the economy is in such a sad state. You cowards hide behind these so called elected dopes while you gulp their stew and rice plates and listen to how they save your jobs at the expense of the hard working people who actually pay your salaries. Time is running out for your way of life and you'll soon see the plantation days return, but not the ones that your great grandfathers had it easy in. Get ready to learn how to 'work' for a living and hear the sound of a whip cracking.
pops

Aiea, HI

#5 May 20, 2009
THE PEOPLE OF HAWAII WILL NEVER WAKE UP

Since: Apr 08

Vancouver, WA

#6 May 20, 2009
This crap makes me sick! This is like some kind of F*#*ED up dream that you cant wake up from.
Keith Haugen

AOL

#7 May 20, 2009
Aloha:

Another increase?

Last week, we saw gas prices go up 6 cents, boosting our average price per gallon to about 30 cents more than the national average, when station operators read the story about gasoline taxes.

Once again we are about 30 cents above the national average, 50 cents a gallon more than many Mainland areas.

There's got to be a better way.

Me ka pono,

Keith Haugen
Nu`uanu
Ante Up

Dallas, TX

#8 May 20, 2009
Wait until Mufi adds more on to your gas costs to pay for his choo choo. Won't that be fun? Put your bets on the table folks. More property taxes, more gasoline taxes and a whole bunch more sneaky fees are on the way.
Meantime, it seems the populace won't make waves. They will just keep scratching the politicians backs whether there's any return or not. I don't get it. Is everyone asleep over there? In mainland cities there would be rioting in the streets.
huh

Aiea, HI

#9 May 20, 2009
Better stock up on vasoline.
huh

Pearl City, HI

#10 May 20, 2009
BukToofGator wrote:
Good morning all you dirty, low life, lazy, incompetent local government workers and party loyalists.....
let's disect how you earn your living

probably a part of the military --- let's crank up the printing presses and the war machine so you can pay your bills
BukToofGator

Honolulu, HI

#12 May 20, 2009
huh wrote:
<quoted text>
let's disect how you earn your living
probably a part of the military --- let's crank up the printing presses and the war machine so you can pay your bills
I wouldn't want the noise made by the war machine to wake you up from your state government mandated nap time before you take your coffee break. While minor, you bring up a valid point and that is the cause of this malaise is the management (government) and not the labor (if you call that low effort labor). You can now stand at ease.
A Way You bet

Concord, CA

#13 May 20, 2009
Keith Haugen wrote:
Aloha:
Another increase?
Last week, we saw gas prices go up 6 cents, boosting our average price per gallon to about 30 cents more than the national average, when station operators read the story about gasoline taxes.
Once again we are about 30 cents above the national average, 50 cents a gallon more than many Mainland areas.
There's got to be a better way.
Me ka pono,
Keith Haugen
Nu`uanu
There is Keith. Find a way to launch the largest voter registration drive in Hawaii history, and work with however possible in the transportation industry to help get people to the polls. Before they go, make damn sure they know the names of those people to vote against. As the Senate and House makeup in Hawaii is by far a huge majority Democratic , it should be easy. Vote AGAINST Democrats and you will be voting AGAINST tax increases and spending.
James

Philadelphia, PA

#14 May 20, 2009
Quit complaining - Chicago is at $2.63 a gallon right now and has one of the highest sales tax there is - roughly 11% - and this is a city on the mainland - do you expect goods to cost less on an island
Chris

Kihei, HI

#15 May 20, 2009
All you whiners, get a bike... or walk... and SHUT UP!
R U Kidding

Kaneohe, HI

#16 May 20, 2009
Nice job for the media...reporting all this stuff after the fact.
Wrat Tayle

Honolulu, HI

#17 May 20, 2009
It's very simple for the simpletons. For every increase in taxes like in this case, demand that the state government reduce expenses by the same amount or slightly less, say 66%. Right now you are allowing them to take the easy way out.
Another lesson to learn is to never, ever, and I mean never name your children or vote for people with names like Brickwood, Clayton, Marcus, and the list goes on. Get my drift people?
my take on the situation

Kalaheo, HI

#18 May 20, 2009
Copper thieves, ponzi schemers, and our legislators, what do they have in common - they are all crooks. Every day we find out about a new fee or tax to take our hard earned and much needed money.
Island Boi

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#19 May 20, 2009
Once again our third world legislatures/bureaucrats have shown their true colors. Taking that undeserved 36% pay raise and continuing to stick it to the tax payers to fund their spend thrift ways with another tax. When is enough, enough? Never for them and their controlling union bosses. So now we'll have more trucks with guys shoveling asphalt into potholes ever other week versus asking the Japanese to show us how to build the high quality roads they have. Ahhh just another day in the little third world of Hawaii Nei
Flexo

Honolulu, HI

#20 May 20, 2009
Mini Morita can justify it however she wishes but at the end of the day it is still a money grab. If we went all those years without using the tax, then apparently the tax wasn't needed.
Ah yes, Mina Morita, the environmentalist that ended the tax credit for installation of solar water heating on existing homes.
wacko

Wahiawa, HI

#22 May 20, 2009
The do nothing democraps did this to us again. In this down economy they have nothing better to do but increase taxes for us ordinary people. We need to vote them out. Hopefully , during the next election cycle, the voters will NOT forget.

Hawaii has the highest gas tax now in the nation. Shame on each of the ones that voted for it.

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