Quick Note: Virginia EV/Hybrid Drivers Protest $100 Annual Fee
February 4, 2013 3:28 PM
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Gov. Bob McDonnell
The fee is meant to replace the state's gas tax
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.
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2/4/2013 4:56:11 PM
It all boils down to the fact that:
1) Local governments, like the federal government, do not have proper funding to carry out their functions properly.
2) Rather than address spending concerns, they just want more money without the ability to even talk about spending woes and their ultimate resolution.
3) We already pay excise taxes, which make sense, but aren't enough because several generations have squandered the money we could have been using properly before it got out of hand. Excise should be paid regardless or elec vs gas. It's road usage.
It kind of annoying that many of our generations problems boil down to the above more or less.
Sadly, I live in Taxachusetts which has already proposed two tax hikes, one of which is on transportation. When asked where the money went and cited the fact we already pay excise, our governmor's response was something along the lines of 'no, I am not looking to find the waste, we need more revenue'
It's sad that we not only elect these people, but RE-ELECT them... -_-
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