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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Gas Tax Holiday

Politics on the Hudson is reporting the Senate Republicans are calling for a gas tax holiday. The legislation would provide an elimination of taxes on all purchases of gasoline from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

This would further savings to consumer's from the current $2.00 gas cap that was enact last year by the state and Jefferson County.

Fellow blogger DD (although this blog was a slight burr in his saddle this week, but he will calm down) was in favor of a measure like this earlier in the year and while he would probably prefer a lengthier time frame for the elimination, he should certainly support this measure. But, as PotH states there is no word whether the Assembly Democratic majority would support this measure and by the sounds of remarks from Governor Paterson, he appears to be somewhat reluctant.

2 comments:

TF said...

Of course, I'll get over it.

Sometime.

I agree that a sales tax moritorium is a good idea. An even better idea is shutting down the multi billion hedge fund types that are speculating and manipulating oil & gas futures. With the instability of the dollar oil has become better "currency" for them. Incidentally, Hillary agrees with that premise.
Estimates are that the hedge funds have driven up the price at the pump as much as 20%.
We all like the free market until it starts putting the blocks to us.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we should listen to the O'REILLY FACTOR. All of us should cut energy use by 10-20%.

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