“Mandated” gas taxes! Who “Mandates” taxes more?

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower (R) Signed The Highway Revenue Act “mandated” a tax of three cents per gallon. Then along came the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982 and TAXES? The legislation was championed by the Reagan (R) administration, And the companion Highway Revenue Act of 1982 added a nickel to the gas tax! In 1990 the gas tax was increased by President George H. W. Bush (R) with the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 to make it 14 cents. In 1993 President Clinton (D)increased the gas tax to 18.4 cents. Hmm? Let see…
    18.4 total taxes by both R&D combined? Ok. Very bad “Mandated” Taxes!
    4.4% by DNC group!
    14% by the RNC group!
    My questions is, will the real Constrictive Pericarditis CONSERVATIVE please stand up if you can? And I have a new “Mandated” for my Banners! :confused::eek:
     
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    Well it certainly isn't the pseudo-conservatives who are for the mandates. Mandates are gay. And nobody is more anti-gay than........oh wait.....nevermind.
     
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    The fuel taxes -legal, lawful and completely constitutional excise taxes BTW- enacted by republicans went into the highway trust fund to support paying for roads and bridges, while Bubba's fuel tax increase went to the general fund to spend on the socialistic welfare state.

    But thanks for the sputtering and borderline incomprehensible rant anyways. :lol:
     
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    please double check how federal funds are issued. The highways never get repairs to the tune of 33-36 billion a year. btw. With that money they all should/would be spotless too. Your welcum to balls and pull up on that sack, I see alot of blood stains out on the roads!:eusa_shhh:

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    "while Bubba's fuel tax increase went to the general fund to spend on the socialistic welfare state"
    Should this not be on the steps of Condom? The Magic Nine! or aka,Scotus'ks?
     
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    Anyone seen Polari? Where is Polari?
    I called it Polari, I forgot the user name, Damn!
    Lives in one of the 50 Socialistic Welfare States, along with gependent areas of: American Samoa, Baker Island, Guam, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Islands, Navassa Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palmyra Atoll, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Wake Island!

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    Federal highway and mass transit programs, budgeted at $41.3 billion in 2011.

    Eisenhower’s Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 was supposed to expire in 1972, “designed to create a national 41,250-mile highway system to be completed by 1969.” It has been expanded to 160,000 miles. The 18.4 cents federal fuel tax to fund the plan could be assumed by the states (I know, the Constitution gives the feds the power to establish ‘post roads’… can’t we assume that to have been done?). Federal Highway Funding | Downsizing the Federal Government
     
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    The gasoline excise tax is a targeted use tax, and therefore the fairest of all taxes. It is not a mandated tax; states may set their own tax as they see fit.

    The only mandate involved is, to get federal funds the states have to apply some matching state funds.
     
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    Can you tell me at what point a Tax Law with and expiration date balloons it way forward over years. As well as extended many times, evolves to a mandated budget revue source today?
     
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    It's our transportation system and has ongoing needs for maintenance and upgrading to meet expansion needs. A gallon of gasoline represents a certain amount of miles driven by either a car or a truck, or whatever, and the maintenance needs produced by that amount of useage.

    To me, except for the amount of funds extracted for non-transportation expenditures, I see it as probably the most legitimate of all of our tax obligations.

    Remember, a person who walks, rides a bicycle, or doesn't use transportation directly pays nothing, other than they pay indirectly for products or merchandise they buy which requires transportation and the transportation charges are a part of the cost of the product or merchandise. Then it is a proportional cost per unit for weight or volume.

    So how in your estimation is it a mandate?
     
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    Long answer short.. See page 8 & 20 attached. Yes a fair tax deal to me, now a mandated cookie fee!


    http://www.taxfoundation.org/files/bp56 final.pdf
    or just page 20 below
    Conclusion

    "Current gasoline taxes have unquestionably
    departed from their historical justification
    which was rooted in the benefit principle of
    taxation. The somewhat recent acceleration in
    the movement away from the benefit principle
    is to the considerable detriment of sound tax
    policy, quality public roads, millions of motorists
    and the overall integrity of government
    “trust funds.”
    If benefit-principle taxation is to survive as
    the foremost source of road funding, lawmakers
    must insist on more oversight to ensure revenue
    from gasoline tax “user fees” does not support
    “bridges to nowhere,” or museums, or graffiti
    removal, but is instead used to build the roads
    of the 21st century, providing a fair and equitable
    transportation system for all American
    motorists."


    :eek::confused:
     
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