Gouging us JUST A LITTLE LESS than the Democrats did

 

 

It’s being reported that a deal on the new state budget is CLOSE.    One thing that has been on the minds of voters is a gas tax cap /cut.  We’ve been promised  and promised a cap or cut in what is the highest gas tax burden in the southeastern United States.   (Our tax burden is nearly TWICE what is it is for our neighbors in VA, TN and SC.)

Anyway — the latest story is that we’re going to get about a two-cent cut and cap in the gas tax in this budget.   Even if that makes it into the final budget, we are STILL going to be getting gouged at the pump much worse than our neighboring states.

To illustrate the disparity in gas prices in our state vs. our neighbors, a friend of mine (and regular reader of this site) sent me a photo from her June 9 trip to the Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina:

 

This month — gas in my area of North Carolina has hovered in the range of $3.59 to $3.73.   South Carolina government appears to be functioning JUST fine while providing some much needed tax relief to their drivers.  Why can’t we do the same?

(An NCGA insider — and faithful reader of this site — tells me that it likely pained the leadership to lose that two cents in the gas tax.  Spending has been so rampant — even under GOP control on Jones Street — that they will likely need EVERY cent of revenue they can lay their hands on, in order to pay the bills.)

5 thoughts on “Gouging us JUST A LITTLE LESS than the Democrats did

  1. Another reason that we do not need Tillis the Taxer as our US Senate nominee in 2014. Too bad we can’t clone Jim DeMint.

    1. I am very disappointed in his handling of the staff affair. There was no reason to pay them a month’s salary. We as Republicans have to be better than the Dems. Otherwise things will go back to the Dems. The people of NC are predisposed to vote Dem anyway and this is an excuse for that.

      1. “We as Republicans have to be better than the Dems. Otherwise things will go back to the Dems. The people of NC are predisposed to vote Dem anyway and this is an excuse for that.”

        And the fact that Tillis is utterly blind to this otherwise glaringly obvious reality is why he needs to be replaced.

        1. Tillis not only needs to be replaced, but we need to be certain that he is not our US Senate nominee in 2014 as he aspires to be. We need to get a genuine conservative candidate out there running. Tillis is little more than a surrender monkey.

  2. I would like to note that NC’s tax burden on gasoline purchases are 2 cents higher than SC and VA combined. It would be very appreciative if NC can become competitive with this tax, meaning lower it.

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