Great idea. The plan calls for what will amount to a 34 cent per gallon tax instead of the current 19 cent per gallon tax.
Rep. Pam Byrnes, D-Chelsea, said it will be hard for lawmakers facing re-election next year to vote for a higher tax. She said the gas tax plan is backed by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, which argues that improved roads will encourage businesses to come to Michigan.
Yes. And we all know how higher taxes are always encouraging to businesses, too.
Here’s Michigan with it’s puny 19 cent tax:
Raising taxes sure will help Michigan.