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Will fuel sales tax effect Chesapeake Bay boaters?

On last night's local news in Baltimore Governor Martin O'Mally (King of the People's Republic of Maryland) was raving about his proposed 6-percent sales tax on gasoline and diesel fuel. I haven't seen the proposal yet, mainly because it's not on the legislative web site at this point, but through the grape vine I've heard that the tax will apply to all fuel sold in the state--not just automotive fuels. If this is indeed the case, then fuel sold at marinas would be subject to this ridiculous tariff.

Ironically, the reason King O'Mally claims he is submitting this proposal to the legislature is that the state needs the money to improve roads and bridges, which is what the original, extremely high, automotive, fuel tax was supposed to take care of. He failed to mention that the reason the funds were insufficient is that he, and the Maryland legislature continuously raided the Transportation Trust Fund to balance the over-spending practice that constantly takes place here in the People's Republic of Maryland.

Like most taxes, I suspect this will drive another, very long nail in the coffin of Maryland's recreational boating industry, an industry that is already extremely depressed from the effects of taxation, and from our failing, national economy.

I just fired off an email to my state senator and delegate telling them to vote against the proposed fuel sales tax. I figure if enough individuals do the same the legislation will be defeated.

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I fail to see what you have to complain about.

It's "only" 6%!!

Why do you hate teachers, firefighters and children??
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What I found equally amazing is the King backed down on his proposed 15-cents per gallon gas tax, claiming the 6-percent tax would be lower when the price of fuel falls. If BS were money the good folks in Maryland's legislature would all be billionaires.

BTW: The only states with higher gasoline taxes than Maryland were primarily to our north and northwest.

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6% of the average $3.649 Md gasoline price is 22¢ per gallon increase. Md gasoline tax is already 42¢ per gallon and 42 + 22 would be 64¢ per gallon ... thus making the MD gasoline taxes among the VERY highest in the entire nation.

As to hating teachers, firefighters ... indeed HATRED should be shown to these who in spite of a severe recession where almost 17% (actual) of the workforce is either under-employed or unemployed; received the bulk of the US government stimulus money, ... and continue to go on strike for even higher wages and without any increase in their efficiency of productivity output.
Yeah, I say a LOT of hatred is due to teachers and firefighters who think that (because they can include 'children' in a sentence structure) that they are somehow immune from economical upheaval and expect that the struggling 5 out of 6 who arent unemployed/underemployed can simply pick up an increased 6% in fuel costs (52% increase of fuel taxes !!!!!!) ..... so that these otherwise unemployables can enjoy a increased government (taxpayer) supported lifesstyle FAR IN EXCESS and without 'effort' of the common 'average' person/family. PIGS at the bottomless TROUGH, I'd say.
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Hey,

Save your vitriol for the 1%.

They are the ones stealing from you.

Maryland is just trying to lend a helping hand!!
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What populist BS.
The 1% long ago left Maryland to the devices of pure unbridled socialism .... name me ONE major business left in the Socialist Peoples Republic of Maryland.

The end result is that the 'education process' of the Socialist Peoples Republic MD cannot seemingly produce a student who can even calculate simple interest .... as evidenced by your statement: only 6%, not mine which states a whopping 52% increase.

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I guess we have socialists even on sailnet. When the tax is higher than the product maybe america will wake up
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I guess we have socialists even on sailnet. When the tax is higher than the product maybe america will wake up
Hey,

I live in MoCo and I'm happy, HAPPY I say, paying a .05 fee for a .0025 plastic bag!!

I got so much cash, it's coming out of my ass!! Isn't it OBVIOUS?? I own a boat!!

Screw me dammit, SCREW ME!!
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You mean to tell me our elected officials are not concerned about the recreational boater vote?
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6% of the average $3.649 Md gasoline price is 22¢ per gallon increase. Md gasoline tax is already 42¢ per gallon and 42 + 22 would be 64¢ per gallon ... thus making the MD gasoline taxes among the VERY highest in the entire nation.
Um, I really don't think they calculate gas taxes on top of other taxes. I think you would have to subtract the current state tax, the federal tax and any other taxes to come to the basis for the 6% tax. Subtracting Maryland's 42 cents and the federal government's 18 cents would put the basis down to about $3.04. That would make and additional 6% tax 18 cents, not 22.

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