Hildenbrand: slash state sales tax on gas

Full story: WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

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.
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Michael

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#42
May 12, 2008
 
LOL always gotta love the "welfare" argument...

I was surprised to read that so many people have seen through this farce! Good job, all! Oil companies already know what we're willing to pay, since they have us over a barrel (pardon the pun). We'd never actually save any money.

The sad part is that people out there settling for a minimum wage job that requires them to drive a distance to work may even have to work as much as two days just to fill their tank! It's sick.
tomm

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#43
May 12, 2008
 
michael g wrote:
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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.
Lets give the extra monies to the already strapped municipalities to keep public safety and to improve local roads so they wont have to raise our milleage tax
tomm

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#44
May 12, 2008
 
Howard wrote:
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.
Im right with ya pal
tomm

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#45
May 12, 2008
 
Wall street has caused this mess. with the futures price... bidding up the oil price... this 125 a barrel is an American issue OPEC is lovin it
Steve

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May 13, 2008
 
You are Wrong wrote:
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It goes to roads.
Use tax goes to roads....Sales tax generates money for the general fund.
Steve

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May 13, 2008
 
tomm wrote:
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Lets give the extra monies to the already strapped municipalities to keep public safety and to improve local roads so they wont have to raise our milleage tax
Give it back to the small businesses they stole it from.....Maybe they would even reinvest it to create jobs...With the stupid thinking in this state, they would probably use it to move out instead.
Just Stunned

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#48
May 13, 2008
 
Yes lets drop a tax that pays to repair out already bad roads.

Sigh.. I don't mind lowering it but not cutting it outright.
Taxpayer

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#49
May 13, 2008
 
Let's have a constitutional admendment to end
LIFE TIME health care for lawmakers who work ONLY six years.

The legislators could ban it now, BUT they would still get the benefit. ONLY a constitutional admendment could end it for them too.
Seenitbefore

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#50
May 13, 2008
 
Well that's gunna extend the road construction season.

Since: Nov 07

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May 13, 2008
 
Taxpayer wrote:
Let's have a constitutional admendment to end
LIFE TIME health care for lawmakers who work ONLY six years.
The legislators could ban it now, BUT they would still get the benefit. ONLY a constitutional admendment could end it for them too.
Amen to that ! Lets get them off the Taxpayers backs. Notice they did not take any CUTS to pay or Benefits like they said they were going to do to help the States financial situation. They are a BUNCH OF BLOOD SUCKING LEACHES. They ALL NEED TO GO IN NOVEMBER !
Steve

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#52
May 14, 2008
 
Just Stunned wrote:
Yes lets drop a tax that pays to repair out already bad roads.
Sigh.. I don't mind lowering it but not cutting it outright.
The sales tax is not what pays to repair our roads...
The use tax does that.
This is just another tax on a tax that this state is so good at having...
The sales tax on gas should either be left alone or abolished completely.
Not that it would matter to eliminate it.... The people in Lansing would dream up a new way to take that money back anyway.
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#53
May 14, 2008
 
Taxpayer wrote:
Let's have a constitutional admendment to end
LIFE TIME health care for lawmakers who work ONLY six years.
The legislators could ban it now, BUT they would still get the benefit. ONLY a constitutional admendment could end it for them too.
YES!!!! We need that... some new leaders wouldn't hurt either.
Seenitbefore

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May 14, 2008
 
Steve wrote:
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Give it back to the small businesses they stole it from.....Maybe they would even reinvest it to create jobs...With the stupid thinking in this state, they would probably use it to move out instead.
The reality is the consumer pays those taxes. If there is going to a refund of those taxes it needs to be to the consumer(s) "the state stole it from".
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May 15, 2008
 
Seenitbefore wrote:
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The reality is the consumer pays those taxes. If there is going to a refund of those taxes it needs to be to the consumer(s) "the state stole it from".
Small/Medium sized business cannot pass this entire amount on to the consumer or they would risk losing too much...
Everyone is eating it.
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May 15, 2008
 
Steve wrote:
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Small/Medium sized business cannot pass this entire amount on to the consumer or they would risk losing too much...
Everyone is eating it.
And in my opinion the consumers shouldn't be paying any portion of it. It's a tax. Okay with the cost(s) of everything else involved in getting the product to the consumer.

I agree though with the small/medium businesses. They're even getting the shaft because the large businesses are passing everything onto the consumer plus got their hands in the tax payers tax jar.

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