States look to tax hybrids to recoup ...

States look to tax hybrids to recoup road funding

There are 2 comments on the News Observer story from Jun 9, 2013, titled States look to tax hybrids to recoup road funding. In it, News Observer reports that:

The proposal strikes many owners of alternative-fuel vehicles and some advocacy groups as a wrong-headed approach to balancing priorities of promoting U.S. energy independence with sustainable infrastructure funding.

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La Quinta, CA

#1 Jun 9, 2013
"But policymakers and some experts argue taxing hybrid and electric vehicle owners is a matter of making sure all drivers help maintain the roads they use and construct new ones."

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Yeah, here it comes, the new vehicle tax. If you could be sure the funds did go to infrastructure repair and replacement, then you might have to swallow hard and move on. In the past, Government entities have proven they do not respect the intent of the funds collected. "Somehow" the funds end up in the "general fund" and are used for other purposes. They are just borrowing the money until a new tax can be found to put the money back into the infrastructure account, with interest of course. No accountability no taxes and no new taxes.
Over Priced Cruze

Newtown, CT

#2 Jun 18, 2013
Tax hybrids and EVs double!

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