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Gov. Bob McDonnell  (Source: latimesblogs.latimes.com)
The fee is meant to replace the state's gas tax

Drivers of hybrid and electric vehicles protested a proposed transportation plan in the state of Virginia, which would charge them $100 per year.

The $3.1 billion transportation plan, which was proposed by Gov. Bob McDonnell, would eliminate Virginia's gas tax entirely. However, drivers of hybrid and electric vehicles would have to pay an annual fee of $100 to make up for it.

"It's meant to compensate for the federal gas tax that those vehicles do not pay," said McDonnell.

However, hybrid and electric vehicle drivers feel that this plan thwarts progress in the area of clean vehicles rather than encourages it. Some drivers have even called the fee a "punishment."

"We should be rewarding people for trying to do their part to stop the climate crisis and to lower pollution," said Beth Kemler, who attended the protest. "We shouldn't be punishing them with taxes."

In other U.S. states, such as California, residents are awarded for making green auto choices. California residents can save as much as $13,000 on the purchase of an electric vehicle through the use of tax rebates/credits.

Source: WTOP



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Oh wait
By Reclaimer77 on 2/4/2013 4:02:52 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
"We should be rewarding people for trying to do their part to stop the climate crisis and to lower pollution," said Beth Kemler, who attended the protest. "We shouldn't be punishing them with taxes."


Oh so taxes ARE punishments now? Interesting, Beth Kemler, Liberal cunt.

So people should be punished for using gas? Punished for making more money than you? But you should get a free ride because you went "green"? Last time I checked, you used the same roads as all those people who have to pay taxes for them.

The selfishness of Socialism in full display here.

Oh and Tiffany, if you could find it in your heart to have a shred of integrity, you might want to edit your article to inform the reader that this Kemler person isn't a protestor, but an activist that's made this crap her life.

quote:
http://www.chesapeakeclimate.org/index.php?option=...


Ignorance and Socialism. A depressing combination.




RE: Oh wait
By Wolfpup on 2/4/13, Rating: 0
RE: Oh wait
By FITCamaro on 2/4/2013 4:42:05 PM , Rating: 2
Well said.


RE: Oh wait
By tng on 2/4/2013 11:19:51 PM , Rating: 2
Yes it was.

When I saw that at least some State in the Union is coming to it's senses, I can only hope that all do.

Doesn't matter what you commute in, if it is on a public road, you should help pay for them.


RE: Oh wait
By tng on 2/4/2013 11:24:14 PM , Rating: 2
Oh, and by the way, shouldn't that $7500 tax credit pay for 6 years of that fee? Shouldn't be a issue...


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