So our new Governor here in Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, has come up with a way to “fix the damn roads”. Let’s see how everyone likes it!
Her proposal is to add a 45 cent gasoline tax to each gallon of gas you buy. That goes on top of the taxes we are already paying here in Michigan per gallon of gas. If this proposal goes through, Michigan would have the highest gas taxes in the nation! We would be paying over $1 for each gallon of gas that we buy.
Let’s run some numbers…
The average gas tank is about 15 gallons. If you fill up your tank with that amount of gas, at an additional 45 cents per gallon — you would be paying an extra $6.75 at the pump. That’s EVERY time you fill up your tank.
How many times a week due you fill up your tank? I fill up 2-3 times, meaning it would now cost me $13-20 each week in additional costs for fuel.
Per year that number becomes $675-$1,040! And keep in mind that is just for ONE car. What about if you have 2, 3 or more cars in your family? Just keep multiplying that number!!!
Not only will you be paying at the pump, but you will be paying this tax indirectly in just about everything you buy. Any item that has to be trucked to the stores will increase in price. The trucking companies will also have to pay more for fuel…and they are just going to pass that cost down to the end user — YOU and ME!
The survey says…
This post is NOT a political post. I don’t care if the Governor is Democrat or Republican. I am just curious to find out how you feel about a few things. Take the survey below…
Feel free to leave any comments below as well. It’s always interesting to read everyone’s opinion on issues like this!