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  1. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, 11 months ago

    My understanding is that gas taxes are use taxes intended to cover wear and tear on infrastructure.
    It would make more sense to tax the energy that is used to power the car (based on whatever algorithm).

  2. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @ypoons7666

    “Terrorism”? Funny, I thought that was the free market at work.
    Anyway, imagine what the world would be like right now if we’d showed them “what for” and started pursuing alternative fuels and smarter car designs. But no, we just had to have our huge, rumbling “manhood compensators”, and we’d do anything to keep that oil flowing for them.
    OPEC holds the leash to the collar we put on ourselves.

  3. r2varney

    r2varney said, 11 months ago

    They will have to be taxed sooner or later to help pay for their share of the infrastructure. They enjoy a temporary reprieve at the moment.. but only for a moment.

  4. Ivan Araque

    Ivan Araque GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Thanks, BOK, for pointing this out (I’m a pro-hybrid, by the way, but you’re still on the money) :)

  5. ReFlex-76

    ReFlex-76 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    - Reality: you can get government paybacks for buying hybrids and electrics.

  6. foofinho

    foofinho said, 11 months ago

    Good one Chip!

  7. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @ossiningaling

    However, this is not what they’re used for.

  8. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    This is truer than true

  9. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Funny part of it is I have a V-6 RAV4 that will outrun a lot of the 60s and 70s “Muscle cars”, has all-wheel drive, and gets between 28-32 MPG on the highway at 70.
    I don’t need the “Deep-Throated Rumble” of a V-8.

  10. cdward

    cdward said, 11 months ago

    Must be North Carolina. They tax everything.

  11. Overtaxed

    Overtaxed GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Let’s see. I can pay twice as much for a hybrid that breaks down early and often. Or I can continue driving my 10 year old paid for pickup truck that gets only 4 MPG less than a hybrid and never breaks down. 5 MPG less when I have it set up for winter driving.
    .
    Meanwhile, I live close enough to the next state over there, where the fuel tax is lower by almost $0.50/gal. I drive to that state to go to work. Guess where I fill up?
    .
    Today’s comic reminds of those socialist states which want to mandate a government controlled GPS device in every vehicle to make sure the fuel tax is being paid. But according to socialists, big brother government isn’t violating your rights.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    My last V-8 was a ‘54 Oldsmobile (actually had a ’59 Ford, but it was such a dog I got the more reliable Olds!). Like “Master” also have a v-6 RAV 4, and it outperforms every V-8 blunder car, mileage, handling, and acceleration! Plus of course, 4 wd, and living in mountains and snow country, that’s a big plus.


    Oregon IS flirting with an idiotic system to tax by the mile instead of gallon, which would require refitting every service station in the nation, and every car, totally stupid! (and another way for that “big government” to track you!) Who WANTS the mileage tax on hybrids, THE OIL COMPANIES! Hybrids are constantly being improved, and some now will even replace the batteries for no fee when they “expire” (there is a limit on life with them, so far.)


    I somehow seriously doubt “road kill” deeflatener can get 51 MPG out of his pickup, as my neighbor is getting a consistent 56 mpg out of her “big” toyota, that is the same size as the pure gas version.


    BTW, little noted is the fact that Tesla IS selling cars, though granted they’re expensive and limited production, and has PAID OFF it’s government loan for hybrid development, while FORD has NOT!

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 11 months ago

    In Virginia, we just enacted a four-dimensional set of rules to make up for the fact that the gasoline tax, which is specifically used for road projects and repairs, cannot keep up with state transportation needs, and has not for years. One of the new rules is that owners of hybrid vehicles must pay more to register the car every year. The exact opposite of a gas-guzzler tax. Republican Governor, Lt. Governor, Atty. General. Republican House of Delegates. Even split in the Senate. Make of that what you will. Regardless, our new tax law punishes those who will help the environment, and encourages suburban assault vehicles.

    Remember, our governor, should he survive the current ethics scandal, is likely to be the Republican nominee for either Pres or VP in 2016. Remember the name: Bob McDonnell.

  14. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    I STILL love pulling out my ’72 Olds Delta 88 from the garage and cruising it! Good to hear a REAL engine!

  15. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @PianoGuy24

    If it’s running one of those Olds Rocket engines and not that cheapo Chevy 350 you’re tight about the “REAL” engine. Might it be a drop top? Always loved the lines of those Olds 88 convertibles.

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