Lawmakers should pay for their own gas, get cheaper cars
When Governor Christie said on “Ask The Governor” that they were close to working out the gas tax, you probably weren't expecting it to be announced over the weekend, at the beginning of a Jewish holiday, in between two presidential debates and a train crash, football, but here it is and here are the numbers to call to try to stop it before Wednesday's Assembly vote.
Whether or not we will be able to, at least we can say we tried. If you have any doubt about what this will do to your budget, check out the math by own Jeff Deminski.
Once again, we in New Jersey get screwed. We really didn't have much to hang our hats on with the high cost of living and property taxes but at least we had the 2nd lowest gas tax in the country, now we have the 7th highest. We go from 14.5 cents a gallon to 37.5. This to fix the roads which, after this, should be paved with gold.
Gas stations along the New York and Pennsylvania borders will suffer, as will businesses, since people will not be crossing state lines to buy cheaper gas.
What also really sucks about this is that those who are making it happen won't be affected since we pay for their gas. It wouldn't make much difference, but I would feel a lot better if part of the deal lifted their gas allowance. While we're at it, maybe we should get them cheaper used cars as well. I say Yugo's all around!
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