Monday, August 18, 2014

Gas Taxes

I was planning on filling my car up halfway in New York, and then topping off in New Jersey because gasoline is cheaper there. Before heading out, though, I had a change of heart- my gas taxes pay for road maintenance in my home state, and I'd rather spend more money at a place owned by a local guy I'm on a first name basis with, with the tax revenue going to my community, than to spend my money in New Jersey, where the asshole governor held up a major trans-Hudson rail project. I decided to spend a couple of dollars more and have it go to a better place- it's worth the extra money just to withold a lesser sum from Chris Christie's regime. Also, my favored route is the westerly one diagonally through Pennsylvania, so I avoid the New Jersey Turnpike tolls.


M. Bouffant said...

Cue the right-wing shock, horror & outrage.


Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I gotta take care of my own.

Right-wingers try to ask gotcha questions: "Why don't you voluntarily pay more taxes?" I can say I do.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Virginia has cheap gas.

OBS said...

The gas light in my car just came on last week. No big deal, right? This is the first time in two years. Bike commuting FTW.

Kind of depressed that I'll probably actually have to fill it up this year, but we pay enough taxes in my wife's car so I don't fell bad about that part.