This would be hilarious if it weren’t true. Even though my taxes will not go up because I don’t make $250K per year, I do drive.

Congress recently proposed taking advantage of reasonable pump prices to add a gouge tax upon us. They say it is necessary to rebuild damaged and aging roadway infrastructure. This is the first time in years that some people have felt able to visit relatives in neighboring cities or states by car. And the government wants to once again deprive them of that opportunity with their lust for your money.

Pelosi said during a press briefing in the Capitol. “I do think that if there’s ever going to be an opportunity to raise the gas tax, the time when gas prices are so low — oil prices are so low — is the time to do it.” But it’s not just Nancy and it’s not even just Democrats, it’s Republicans too.

The federal government now takes 18.4 cents from the sale of every retail gallon of gasoline. They get 24.4 cents on diesel fuel. That’s in addition to the taxes on refiners and distributors. Right now the government makes more money on petroleum distilates than the people and companies that produce them. But they want more! And what better time than when the ignorant public is bounding with joy because they can afford to drive to the supermarket again?

What happened to the gasoline tax money they’ve already extorted from us?  They “temporarily” borrowed much of it and pi$$ed it away on other things. Not unlike the Social Security Trust Fund.  Why would any idiot expect them not to do it again? Every time there is a surplus, or even a balanced fund, there comes a need to temporarily borrow from it. Temporary to government is forever to the rest of us.

Low information hybrid owners might say, “Duh,oh,okay, it won’t bother me that much” not realizing that there will be an offsetting federal tax attached to their registration. Why should any vehicle using the roads be exempt from overpaying for such use?

For those not attuned to government greed, the initial reason given for higher taxes on diesel fuel over gasoline began with the premise that diesel is used in heavier trucks and they do more damage to the roadways. Perhaps just an oversight (Yeah, right!) but there is no compensation for your Volkswagen Golf TDI. You, too, pay the additional weight offset and that is about to go up as well.

There was talk a few years ago about adding a mileage tax to state automobile registration.  One quarter of one cent per mile couldn’t hurt anybody. I think you only have to submit half that amount if you ride your bike or walk to work.

The good news…At the current rate of D.C. idiocy, we’ll soon be ruled by Sharia and this will be forgotten.


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  1. Says:

    Well stated, Bob. Keep up the good work.


    Patriot who served

    “For those who have fought for it, Freedom has a flavor the defended will never know.” A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life wrote a blank check made payable to, ‘The United States of America’ for an amount of, ‘Up to and including my life.’ That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.’


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