Urbin Report

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Mass Gov Patrick deals with recession by jacking gas taxes through the roof

With the Peoples Commonwealth hemorrhaging high tech jobs, our democrat Governor Deval Patrick is responding by wanting to raise the gas tax to highest in the country.

Deval Patrick is not only planning on jacking the gas tax by 27 cents per gallon, he plans on raising it over and over again. The tax he is proposing has a built in yearly increase based on the Consumer Price Index. So raising the gas tax to $0.555 a galleon is just the start.

It doesn't stop there. Our democrat Governor is also planning on charging drivers for miles driven. Your mileage would be tracked by a chip installed in a vehicle inspection sticker. The Governor plans to have this tracking chip in place starting in 2014. Hopefully housing prices will have recovered before then so more people can vote with their feet over that one.

On top of this the the Turnpike Authority, a separate entity from the state transportation department, is still planning on raising toll rates, in some cases, by 100%.

While the citizens have to cut back and become more efficient in the current recession, the government of the Commonwealth, under the guiding hand of democrat Deval Patrick, in his first government executive, and elected, position, continues to grow our bloated, inefficient state government by leeching the life blood of the citizens though oppressive and regressive taxes.

HT to Michael Graham.