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Missouri Gov. signs gas tax

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I-39:

--- Quote from: wanderer2575 on July 15, 2021, 12:06:45 AM ---
--- Quote from: I-39 on July 14, 2021, 10:29:22 PM ---
--- Quote from: vdeane on July 14, 2021, 08:53:51 PM ---
--- Quote from: CtrlAltDel on July 14, 2021, 08:27:25 PM ---
--- Quote from: edwaleni on July 14, 2021, 04:58:36 PM ---https://wgem.com/2021/07/13/gov-parson-signs-bill-raising-gas-tax/
However, Missourians that do not wish to increase their contributions to state and local roadway repair and replacement projects can submit the required documentation including fuel receipts to the Missouri Department of Revenue each year for a refund.

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This seems like a, shall we say, unique feature of this law.

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Yeah, it seems like they only raised the tax on people not from Missouri, while giving people who are from Missouri a bunch of bureaucracy to deal with.  Ridiculous.

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What?

That is insane. You use the roads, you pay for them. Missouri is so backwards.

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What backwards?  This isn't any different than municipalities that enact taxes on hotels and car rentals.  That's just as insane.  But legislative leaders always pat themselves on the back for getting someone else to pay for what they want.

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The backwards part being this:

Missourians that do not wish to increase their contributions to state and local roadway repair and replacement projects can submit the required documentation including fuel receipts to the Missouri Department of Revenue each year for a refund.

This is insanity on another level. You use the roads, you should pay for them. Period. Why on earth did Missouri allow for something like this?

hbelkins:

--- Quote from: I-39 on July 15, 2021, 08:42:36 AM ---
--- Quote from: wanderer2575 on July 15, 2021, 12:06:45 AM ---
--- Quote from: I-39 on July 14, 2021, 10:29:22 PM ---
--- Quote from: vdeane on July 14, 2021, 08:53:51 PM ---
--- Quote from: CtrlAltDel on July 14, 2021, 08:27:25 PM ---
--- Quote from: edwaleni on July 14, 2021, 04:58:36 PM ---https://wgem.com/2021/07/13/gov-parson-signs-bill-raising-gas-tax/
However, Missourians that do not wish to increase their contributions to state and local roadway repair and replacement projects can submit the required documentation including fuel receipts to the Missouri Department of Revenue each year for a refund.

--- End quote ---

This seems like a, shall we say, unique feature of this law.

--- End quote ---
Yeah, it seems like they only raised the tax on people not from Missouri, while giving people who are from Missouri a bunch of bureaucracy to deal with.  Ridiculous.

--- End quote ---

What?

That is insane. You use the roads, you pay for them. Missouri is so backwards.

--- End quote ---

What backwards?  This isn't any different than municipalities that enact taxes on hotels and car rentals.  That's just as insane.  But legislative leaders always pat themselves on the back for getting someone else to pay for what they want.

--- End quote ---

The backwards part being this:

Missourians that do not wish to increase their contributions to state and local roadway repair and replacement projects can submit the required documentation including fuel receipts to the Missouri Department of Revenue each year for a refund.

This is insanity on another level. You use the roads, you should pay for them. Period. Why on earth did Missouri allow for something like this?

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They're already paying for the roads. They just don't want to pay more for them. It may have also been the only way to get the law passed.

edwaleni:

--- Quote from: I-39 on July 15, 2021, 08:42:36 AM ---
--- Quote from: wanderer2575 on July 15, 2021, 12:06:45 AM ---
--- Quote from: I-39 on July 14, 2021, 10:29:22 PM ---
--- Quote from: vdeane on July 14, 2021, 08:53:51 PM ---
--- Quote from: CtrlAltDel on July 14, 2021, 08:27:25 PM ---
--- Quote from: edwaleni on July 14, 2021, 04:58:36 PM ---https://wgem.com/2021/07/13/gov-parson-signs-bill-raising-gas-tax/
However, Missourians that do not wish to increase their contributions to state and local roadway repair and replacement projects can submit the required documentation including fuel receipts to the Missouri Department of Revenue each year for a refund.

--- End quote ---

This seems like a, shall we say, unique feature of this law.

--- End quote ---
Yeah, it seems like they only raised the tax on people not from Missouri, while giving people who are from Missouri a bunch of bureaucracy to deal with.  Ridiculous.

--- End quote ---

What?

That is insane. You use the roads, you pay for them. Missouri is so backwards.

--- End quote ---

What backwards?  This isn't any different than municipalities that enact taxes on hotels and car rentals.  That's just as insane.  But legislative leaders always pat themselves on the back for getting someone else to pay for what they want.

--- End quote ---

The backwards part being this:

Missourians that do not wish to increase their contributions to state and local roadway repair and replacement projects can submit the required documentation including fuel receipts to the Missouri Department of Revenue each year for a refund.

This is insanity on another level. You use the roads, you should pay for them. Period. Why on earth did Missouri allow for something like this?

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1 answer. Trucking lobby.

vdeane:

--- Quote from: hbelkins on July 15, 2021, 11:36:02 AM ---
--- Quote from: I-39 on July 15, 2021, 08:42:36 AM ---
--- Quote from: wanderer2575 on July 15, 2021, 12:06:45 AM ---
--- Quote from: I-39 on July 14, 2021, 10:29:22 PM ---
--- Quote from: vdeane on July 14, 2021, 08:53:51 PM ---
--- Quote from: CtrlAltDel on July 14, 2021, 08:27:25 PM ---
--- Quote from: edwaleni on July 14, 2021, 04:58:36 PM ---https://wgem.com/2021/07/13/gov-parson-signs-bill-raising-gas-tax/
However, Missourians that do not wish to increase their contributions to state and local roadway repair and replacement projects can submit the required documentation including fuel receipts to the Missouri Department of Revenue each year for a refund.

--- End quote ---

This seems like a, shall we say, unique feature of this law.

--- End quote ---
Yeah, it seems like they only raised the tax on people not from Missouri, while giving people who are from Missouri a bunch of bureaucracy to deal with.  Ridiculous.

--- End quote ---

What?

That is insane. You use the roads, you pay for them. Missouri is so backwards.

--- End quote ---

What backwards?  This isn't any different than municipalities that enact taxes on hotels and car rentals.  That's just as insane.  But legislative leaders always pat themselves on the back for getting someone else to pay for what they want.

--- End quote ---

The backwards part being this:

Missourians that do not wish to increase their contributions to state and local roadway repair and replacement projects can submit the required documentation including fuel receipts to the Missouri Department of Revenue each year for a refund.

This is insanity on another level. You use the roads, you should pay for them. Period. Why on earth did Missouri allow for something like this?

--- End quote ---

They're already paying for the roads. They just don't want to pay more for them. It may have also been the only way to get the law passed.

--- End quote ---
Construction costs are going up.  Inflation is always a thing.  And cars are more fuel efficient than they were.  Why shouldn't they pay more?  It's like never getting a raise, ever, even when the cost of living goes up.

SP Cook:

--- Quote from: edwaleni on July 14, 2021, 04:58:36 PM ---

All revenue that SB 262 will generate is constitutionally required to be used to maintain roads, bridges, and the overall transportation system.


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One of the biggest lies government tells people.  Pick a need or want that most people desire and then claim that the latest tax hike is for that.

Money, of course, is fungible.  When analyzing any tax hike, think of the worst, most counter productive, wrong-headed, and silly thing that level of government does and understand that the tax hike is going to that.

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