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Liberty - Legislative Lunacy

It was the best of times it was the worst of times.  So the gang of thugs, aka as the state legislature of Michigan wants to to increase registration fees for vehicles.  They also want to impose a 9 cent per gallon gasoline increase.

Why? To fix the roads and the bridges.

Michigan which is on the cusp of financial ruin, has to get more from the already taxed to death citizens.  Taxes and state intrusion already has crippled the economy.  Now, in order to save the structure people will be FORCED to pay more. There is no choice of course.

So when does it end? When the cost of fixing the bridges increases, they will then increase the tax rate again and again and again.  You know they will.

So let's see...they plan to raise registration fees by $60 per vehicle on average (give or take some red tape) and the additional 9 cents a gallon.  For me it comes out to about an additional $250 a year.  Fun.  For others who drive for a living, you are talking major coin.

Government does not help, it impedes.  Give people a tax break, and they will have money to pay for tolls and usage.   Right now gas money goes to some general fund and to schools.  Schools?

Dwindling savings accounts for the population who even have one is shrinking.  Those that live pay check to pay check are going to struggle even more.   Of course they won't be able to afford a car to drive on these fixed roads.  Heck now they won't buy as much gas, so the lunatics will raise the tax even more to make up for it.  Less people will drive, and take trips because they just can't do it. Sorry but $250 a year is a big deal.  Everyone suffers when taxes are increased, more so than any other benefit.

I'd rather not drive on a broken road, then have to pay for it being fixed when I can't afford it.   Choices...I miss them.

Prosperity, alas I hardly knew ya.

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