You knew it was coming, and now it's here. We're going to get hit with a 23 cents per gallon gas tax in exchange for dropping the sales tax from 7% to 6% by 2018 if the state Senate OKs the same deal the Assembly voted for Monday.

Of course, we have to wait a year and a half for the sales tax to drop, but the gas tax starts in July. So much for "tax fairness.”

When you look at how much prices are going to rise after businesses factor in the delivery costs thanks to this new gas tax, you have to wonder where, if at all, are we really saving money? I hate the powerless feeling of knowing that my cost of living and providing for my family is going to increase and there is nothing I can do about it. I also don't trust that this money is going to go where they say it's supposed to go.

When all is said and done, how many people are going to fill up their tanks with this  more expensive gas tax one final time and leave the state and never come back? It's politicians like these that make it easy for a businessman like Donald Trump to take 16 of them off the debate stage and run for president.

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