More of…. You can’t make this up!
WI Republicans graciously “allowed residents to ask questions” (under strict Supervision) while informing them they are going to raise taxes in various ways which will, basically, destroy the American Way of Life…. which has, from time to time, been defined as “Manifest Destiny” to the “Monroe Doctrine”, and finally based upon an unholy alliance with Saudia Arabia creating the “Petro-Dollar” in collusion with the 3rd Central Bank, soon after the collapse of the Bretton Woods Agreement and Nixon closing the Gold Window.
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While Flyaway State Rep Robin Vos, presented the Planners Plan to raise taxes….
UNION GROVE — While he believes it should be the only part of the solution, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, says he is in favor of increasing the gas tax to pay for road improvements.
“I will say, for our roads, I support raising the gas tax,” Vos said at a budget listening session in Union Grove on Thursday. “I think we need to raise revenue. I support tolling; I support any revenue option that says we’re going to pay cash instead of borrowing.”
“You are not going to save your way out of it; you are not going to be able to borrow your way out,” Vos said. “The only way that we can (pay for roads) is to figure out how do we continue to find efficiencies, and the (Department of Transportation) has done an excellent job of finding efficiencies.”
In his biennial budget plan, Gov. Tony Evers is proposing increasing the gas tax by 8 cents per gallon and repealing the minimum markup law that he said could save drivers 14 cents per gallon at the pump. Evers is also proposing increasing fees for heavy truck registration, title or vehicle transfers, and collecting a $75 hybrid vehicle fee.
“I think (the gas tax) has to be part of the equation, but I’m just not so sure it’s the entire answer,” Vos said. “But for the short term we’ve got to have some way to do it until we could do, perhaps, tolling, or determine some kind of a way to charge electric vehicles more, because they’re not paying anything for the roads.”
Other fee increases
Along with increasing the gas tax, Vos said there could be increases in vehicle registration fees.
While the use of electric vehicles continues to increase, Vos said the state needs to consider fees for electric vehicles that don’t pay at the pump. Vos said some estimates claim as many as a third of cars on the road in 2030 will be electric.
“If one-third of the cars pay nothing toward for the maintenance of those roads, we’re going to have a huge crisis that we can’t pay for,” Vos said. “Because you can’t just pay a gas tax.”
Vos realizes increasing the gas tax is not popular among Republicans and admitted, “I don’t know what’s going to happen” in the legislative process but acknowledged that he doesn’t believe there is enough support for the initiative.