Tuesday, December 27, 2011

What's this? A tax increase? But why ... WHY?

Map is supposedly accurate as of May 2011 but NC tax is going up on Jan 1, 2012 - Found the map here:

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT & AP) - North Carolina's gasoline tax is going up by almost 4 cents a gallon starting with the new year.

And people in our area are not happy to hear about the hike. Oh really?  What a shocker.  This is what I like about the media -- always bringing us information we would otherwise miss.

"That's real crazy," said Jessica Pace, who works in Wilmington as a server at a restaurant. "Gas is already expensive. It shouldn't go up. What do they expect us to do?"

Uh, attention Jessica, they aren't concerned with "what you do."  You'll just be paying them, understand?

Revenue Secretary David Hoyle announced Tuesday the state motor fuels tax would grow by 3.9 cents per gallon to a record 38.9 cents starting Jan 1. State law directs the tax be recalculated automatically twice a year based on a formula linked to wholesale gas prices. The tax rose by 2.5 cents per gallon in July.

Yes, they make this "the law" so they don't have to vote specifically to raise taxes all the time, it just "happens" ... so you can't be mad at THEM ... right?  I mean, they didn't realize what would happen, this is a total accident ... but they won't fix it because, well, it's not the right time.

The North Carolina House voted last month to cap the tax at 35 cents for six months, but the Senate declined to take up the bill, saying it wasn't the right time to consider the change. See?  Not the right time.  Certainly you can understand that.

We talked to folks in Wilmington who are against the prices going up.

"I don't think it should," said Pam Langengger, who works as a mechanic. "Come on. We're barely able to feed our kids."

Hey, Pam, tough shit.  Keep voting for people who will steal your money with abandon. Keep voting for people who will block/restrict/tax drilling and exploration. 

It's funny too, because when the evil corporations raise their prices to pass along government imposed costs it's because the company is EVIL.  But when the government does it directly, it's not evil at all ... just "necessary."

But don't worry Pam, hang in there ... I'm sure they'll stop raising your taxes soon and your personal liberty will be expanded.  No need to get involved in politics ... don't go to the polls to vote ... don't talk to your friends about the solutions .... just keep waiting ... baaaaaa, bleat.

We tried to contact State Senator Thom Goolsby to get further explanation on why the Senate didn't take up the measure. He has not returned our phone calls.

Well, allow me, the lowly Klown, to take a shot at explaining it.  Here's the call, the taxes will go up because the state doesn't have enough of your money yet.  Recession?  Doesn't matter.  Lost your job?  Yawn, who cares, lots of people have lost jobs ... that doesn't mean the government should have to suffer.  I mean, after all, this economy isn't the government's fault ... right?

Take heart though because soon they will have enough of your liberty and money.  Then everything will be fine ... so just relax and wait for that day to come.

1 comment:

ragweed said...

As long as they have the power they will always take more of our money to waste on projects that keep all their cronies happy.

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