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Hildenbrand: slash state sales tax on gas

There are 55 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from May 12, 2008, titled Hildenbrand: slash state sales tax on gas. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

A plan to cut the states sales tax out of the price at the pump was introduced Monday by a House Republican member who wants to see it enacted by Memorial Day.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan.

Steve

Big Rapids, MI

#22 May 12, 2008
NICK wrote:
Here is a concept lower prices all together!!!!!!
Aimed at tourist....Stick it to the citizens again in the fall...Oh Yeah!!!! I'm so used to being screwed by this state it really don't matter anymore...
Like I said before....Eliminate it completely or leave it alone.
I think that was said over and over about the SBT and what came as a result.... Worse!
All of those idiots need to be removed from office... I am totally convinced, None of them knows what they are doing.
Michsux

Plainwell, MI

#23 May 12, 2008
Granmole will never go for it. Even if it were
$2.00/gallon.
gasaholic

Owosso, MI

#24 May 12, 2008
big oil would just raise the price to take away any savings. Remember what enron did false energy shortages not far off here either.
mike

Saginaw, MI

#25 May 12, 2008
WHAT A JOKE....IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THE FACT THAT WE ARE GETTING HOSED FOR EVERYTHING THESE DAYS AND IT'S ONLY GETTING WORSE.....AND THEY WANT US TO TRUST WALL STREET WITH OUR RETIREMENT FUNDS? THE SAME GREEDY SH*TS WHO HAVE WROUGHT SO MUCH MISERY ON WORKING CLASS AMERICA ESPECIALLY IN THE LAST 8 YEARS? THIS COUNTRY IS IN SOME PRETTY SERIOUS TROUBLE.
Taxpayer

AOL

#26 May 12, 2008
Typical Lansing. This will only be a temporary fix and not a long term solution.

Second highest paid legislators in the nation and we really are not getting what we are paying for.

“Taz say Hi”

Since: Jan 08

Holland,MI

#27 May 12, 2008
Michigan Sales Tax. Michigan's sales tax is 6%. Retail gas stations do not pay sales tax on the 19 cents per gallon state road tax included in the price of a gallon of gasoline but do pay on the federal tax of 18.4 cents. The calculation of the state sales tax portion of the cost of a gallon of gasoline is complicated because the sales tax for gasoline, unlike the sales tax for other products, is already included in the posted retail price. The ultimate total sales tax paid by the station is calculated by taking the retail price per gallon minus 19 cents (state road tax) divided by 17.67 (the denominator that accounts for the fact that sales tax is already included

in the posted retail price).
Rob grand rpaids

United States

#28 May 12, 2008
I can't believe what I just read. Is this guy really that ignorant in how the commodities market works? Let alone knowing how market forces changes the need for fuel.

And now we know why there is a huge budget deficit. Next thing you know he will be suggesting we fire all the teachers so the cost of education will cease to exist. Or even suggesting we all cancel our health insurance so the premiums will go down.

“Taz say Hi”

Since: Jan 08

Holland,MI

#29 May 12, 2008
http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,1607,7-164-17334...

Reference for my last post.

This is a very bad idea. Instead of coming up with feel good ideas that actually give us very little, they should be working on that mess they call the Michigan Business Tax, which is shafting small businesses.
Gorath

Denver, CO

#30 May 12, 2008
In Michigan, 18.4 cents per gallon goes to the federal government. When you hear Hillary Clinton or John McCain promoting the idea of a gas tax holiday, this is the tax they are talking about. This tax is supposed to be used to repair and build roads.

36 cents per gallon is state tax and goes the Michigan transportation fund. This also is supposed to be used to repair and build roads.

Both theses taxes, totaling 54.4 cents is fixed to each gallon of gas sold. It doesn’t change with the price of gas.

The state of Michigan also charges a 6% sales tax for every gallon sold. If the price of gas goes up, then the amount you pay in sales tax goes up with it. If the price of gas goes down,… well you get the idea. This tax is not used on roads. This tax goes to the Michigan general fund, just like the 6% sales tax you pay at the store, restaurant, etc. It’s this 6% sales tax on gas that Hildenbrand wants to suspend for the summer.

Michigan is one of a small handful of states that charge a sales tax for gas.
Gorath

Denver, CO

#31 May 12, 2008
I need to correct this and there is no edit button. Sorry for the repost.

In Michigan, 18.4 cents per gallon goes to the federal government. When you hear Hillary Clinton or John McCain promoting the idea of a gas tax holiday, this is the tax they are talking about. This tax is supposed to be used to repair and build roads.

19 cents per gallon is state tax and goes the Michigan transportation fund. This also is supposed to be used to repair and build roads.

Both theses taxes, totaling 37.4 cents is fixed to each gallon of gas sold. It doesn’t change with the price of gas.

The state of Michigan also charges a 6% sales tax for every gallon sold. If the price of gas goes up, then the amount you pay in sales tax goes up with it. If the price of gas goes down,… well you get the idea. This tax is not used on roads. This tax goes to the Michigan general fund, just like the 6% sales tax you pay at the store, restaurant, etc. It’s this 6% sales tax on gas that Hildenbrand wants to suspend for the summer.

Michigan is one of a small handful of states that charge a sales tax for gas.
Steve

Big Rapids, MI

#32 May 12, 2008
Gentle Taz wrote:
http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,1 607,7-164-17334_17362-93060--, 00.html
Reference for my last post.
This is a very bad idea. Instead of coming up with feel good ideas that actually give us very little, they should be working on that mess they call the Michigan Business Tax, which is shafting small businesses.
You got that right!!!!
MBT is the worst thing that ever came along.
Then to make it worse they rub the noses in it when they give Movie makers pretty much free access... or even worse, who knows if there may be possible kick backs involved..
tomm

Colorado Springs, CO

#33 May 12, 2008
what the he!! good as that going to do !!!!!!!!!!24 cents a gallon what 10 bucks a month or 30 dollars for 3 months....... oooooooooo big deal. Where is the money going to come from to cover the lost revenue.... all he wants is a feather in his cap for re-election!!!!!!!!!!
michael g

Madison, WI

#34 May 12, 2008
tomm wrote:
what the he!! good as that going to do !!!!!!!!!!24 cents a gallon what 10 bucks a month or 30 dollars for 3 months....... oooooooooo big deal. Where is the money going to come from to cover the lost revenue.... all he wants is a feather in his cap for re-election!!!!!!!!!!
Tomm, the state had a $350,000,000 surplus after jacking our taxes up last year. This plan would save tax payers $300,000,000. There's PLENTY of revenue.
tomm

Colorado Springs, CO

#35 May 12, 2008
Taxpayer wrote:
Typical Lansing. This will only be a temporary fix and not a long term solution.
Second highest paid legislators in the nation and we really are not getting what we are paying for.
AMEN
Robo

Boyne City, MI

#36 May 12, 2008
Hildenbrand must be running for office to please voters. From a pure economic standpoint it makes no sense. Over the course of the summer it will not save that much money for each person while draining money away from the state to fix the roadways. Not fixing the roads will in turn cost people their job as the state will not be able to pay them. Get a different idea that helps the whole state not just yourself.
michael g

Madison, WI

#37 May 12, 2008
Robo wrote:
Hildenbrand must be running for office to please voters. From a pure economic standpoint it makes no sense. Over the course of the summer it will not save that much money for each person while draining money away from the state to fix the roadways. Not fixing the roads will in turn cost people their job as the state will not be able to pay them. Get a different idea that helps the whole state not just yourself.
For the tenth time......THE SALES TAX ON GAS DOES NOT GO TO FIX THE ROADS!!!!!

It goes into the general fund, and then back out to the welfare class. I'd prefer to keep a little more of MY money if you don't mind.

Since: Nov 07

Denver, CO

#38 May 12, 2008
We need to get rid of all the current Blood sucking crooks in Lansing who raised our Taxes and the Taxes on Businesses in this economy ! They all need to GO IN NOVEMBER !!!
Taxpayer

AOL

#39 May 12, 2008
Two that raised your taxes are Lee Gonzales from the 49th house district and Andy Coulouris of the 95th house district. Thats why you don't have that extra money for gas.

Both voted to raise the income tax rate and that great service tax plan that was shelved.
[email protected], [email protected]
You are Wrong

United States

#40 May 12, 2008
michael g wrote:
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For the tenth time......THE SALES TAX ON GAS DOES NOT GO TO FIX THE ROADS!!!!!
It goes into the general fund, and then back out to the welfare class. I'd prefer to keep a little more of MY money if you don't mind.
It goes to roads.
Howard

Broomfield, CO

#41 May 12, 2008
I am a Republican, but this is just cheap political pandering to get on TV. It makes zero economic sense. It's the exact same thing H. Clinton just proposed. Maybe Republicans have run out of worthwhile ideas. What a waste of time.

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