Vermontgas tax going up

Vermontgas tax going up

There are 22 comments on the Bennington Banner story from May 9, 2009, titled Vermontgas tax going up. In it, Bennington Banner reports that:

Vermont lawmakers neared the finish line Friday on major budget legislation, approving 3-cent tax hikes on fuel, as they worked in fits and starts toward an expected weekend adjournment.

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Since: Jan 09

Bennington, VT

#1 May 10, 2009
Like I said only tax rich. As a car is a luxury let us also add a excise tax each year like mass. This is VERMONT keep up record for high taxes.

Who Gives A Rats S

“Lifes A Trip With Proper Equip”

Since: Apr 09

McHenry, Md

#2 May 10, 2009
The United States average tax is 45.6 and Vermont is at 38.4 which puts it ranked at #37... Whats your point other than blaming the Dem's again???
3 Cents a gallon, HOLY SHEET, better get a paper route to cover this absurd piece of legislation...

“Proud American and Vermonter”

Since: Feb 09

Bennington

#3 May 10, 2009
j w mcsherry wrote:
Like I said only tax rich. As a car is a luxury let us also add a excise tax each year like mass. This is VERMONT keep up record for high taxes.
http://www.taxfoundation.org/taxdata/show/245...

Since: Jan 09

Bennington, VT

#4 May 10, 2009
I just reread what I wrote 3 TIMES and am still looking any where for the word Dem's. But thank you for the information that Gov Douglas is a democrat??

“Proud American and Vermonter”

Since: Feb 09

Bennington

#5 May 10, 2009
j w mcsherry wrote:
I just reread what I wrote 3 TIMES and am still looking any where for the word Dem's. But thank you for the information that Gov Douglas is a democrat??
Gov. Douglas is a republican.
jwmcsherry

Middlebury, VT

#6 May 11, 2009
Scott05201 wrote:
<quoted text>
Gov. Douglas is a republican.
YES but when I made my wise crack about the increase in tax's with no mention of any party what happened??? I was told it was against the DEM's. What I would like to ask are we so used to the Dem's raising tax's that a tax increase = democrat??
Real Vermonter

Boston, MA

#7 May 11, 2009
Gas tax and rise in price just in time for Memorial Day weekend! Just like they do it every fricken year!

“Proud American and Vermonter”

Since: Feb 09

Bennington

#8 May 11, 2009
I have no problem with the states gas tax going up. It hasn't gone up since 1997.
http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp...

I doubt there is anyone out there who drives that hasn't been over a road or bridge somewhere in the state and said something like, why don't they fix this damn road or bridge.

I would rather they raise the gas tax then a tax that just Vermont residents pay.

Since: Jan 09

Bennington, VT

#9 May 11, 2009
Real Vermonter wrote:
Gas tax and rise in price just in time for Memorial Day weekend! Just like they do it every fricken year!
Let me add just in time for people to sign up for a fuel lock in price for next winter. So much goverment looking out for the little guy.
Real Vermonter

Boston, MA

#10 May 11, 2009
Great aint it!

Since: Jan 09

Bennington, VT

#11 May 11, 2009
Scott05201 wrote:
I have no problem with the states gas tax going up. It hasn't gone up since 1997.
http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp...
I doubt there is anyone out there who drives that hasn't been over a road or bridge somewhere in the state and said something like, why don't they fix this damn road or bridge.
I would rather they raise the gas tax then a tax that just Vermont residents pay.
yes but a lot of the gas tax is used for the general funds.
so raise the gas tax spend in general funds

Who Gives A Rats S

“Lifes A Trip With Proper Equip”

Since: Apr 09

McHenry, Md

#12 May 11, 2009
j w mcsherry wrote:
<quoted text> yes but a lot of the gas tax is used for the general funds.
so raise the gas tax spend in general funds
3 CENTS, III CENTS,.03 PER GALLON, 3 of those copper colored suckers people leave on the counter for the next guy who doesn't have a PENNY!!!!!!
You following me here Jim?????
Go to 10 different stations and buy $1.00 worth of gas. Use only .97 cents of your own money and take the other .03 cents from the counter that somebody else left there. Now the way I figure it you'll be ahead about .07 per gallon at current prices and we won't have to read your whinny sheet about a $.03 per gallon tax increase...
Please address all complaints about this post to LSU, my penny miser accountant...
Real Vermonter

Boston, MA

#13 May 11, 2009
I feel your pain gas hogs! 36 cents more for me on a complete fill up! 36 cents use to buy gallons of gas!
LSU

Lees Summit, MO

#14 May 11, 2009
Who Gives A Rats S wrote:
<quoted text>
3 CENTS, III CENTS,.03 PER GALLON, 3 of those copper colored suckers people leave on the counter for the next guy who doesn't have a PENNY!!!!!!
You following me here Jim?????
Go to 10 different stations and buy $1.00 worth of gas. Use only .97 cents of your own money and take the other .03 cents from the counter that somebody else left there. Now the way I figure it you'll be ahead about .07 per gallon at current prices and we won't have to read your whinny sheet about a $.03 per gallon tax increase...
Please address all complaints about this post to LSU, my penny miser accountant...
This is LSU his accountant, pay no attention to Alex as he hasn't worked for years. He collects welfare to survive and buys Ripple by the gallion!
Real Vermonter

Boston, MA

#15 May 11, 2009
Must have money to burn!
jwmcsherry

Middlebury, VT

#16 May 12, 2009
This 3 cents is just part of the on going raising of taxes and fee's. What about Vermont's increasing on income tax going from 5.75 % to 7.9%??. What about Medicare from free to almost 2?% plus fee's and co-pay?? Social security from starting low and now 7.9 %?? PLEASE note except of the 3 cents I gave % of increase in taxes. MY main point is when is it going to stop?? When take 100 %??

“Proud American and Vermonter”

Since: Feb 09

Bennington

#17 May 12, 2009
Again the gas tax in Vermont has not gone up since 1997. Considering everything that has been going on the last few years with the economy. I think they have done pretty good in keeping it down.
Old Crafter

Williamstown, VT

#18 May 12, 2009
Just remember this biys and girls. NO TAX is dedicated to anything. The gas tax goes into the general treasury and cannot be directed to roads. Same with tobacco and alchol taxes. It all goes to the same place. The General Fund. So the people that think that the increase will mean road and bridge repair, you're dreaming. The Senator from VPIRG (Shumlin) has other plans for that money!
Vermont transplant

Bennington, VT

#19 May 12, 2009
j w mcsherry wrote:
Like I said only tax rich. As a car is a luxury let us also add a excise tax each year like mass. This is VERMONT keep up record for high taxes.
In Vermont a car is a necessity not a luxery. Their public transportation system leaves alot to be desired. Not all rural areas have pick-up zones and for some it's not easy getting to the nearest bus-stop. Most have to travel out of town for medical care since Bennington is losing doctors faster than kids lose their baby teeth. The government wanted gas companies to stop guaging us so they in turn could add their 3 cents.

Since: Jan 09

Bennington, VT

#20 May 12, 2009
Who Gives A Rats S wrote:
<quoted text>your whinny sheet about a $.03 per gallon tax increase...
You had a good answer on this tax. now how about a answer for all the other taxes and fee's ??? Say medicare's tax , fee's and co-pay???

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