Taxing You for Not Paying a Tax

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From The Seattle Times:

Owners of electric cars in Washington state don’t buy gasoline or pay gas taxes, but they’re soon going to be hit with a $100 fee to own the battery-operated cars.

A section of Washington state law that takes effect [on Feb 1, 2013] will require electric-car owners to pay a $100 annual fee for road and highway improvements, intended to compensate for the gas taxes they no longer pay.

Part of me wants to giggle with malice and schadenfreude.

Part of me wants to dress up like an Indian and start tossing electric cars into Boston Harbor (or Puget Sound, as the case may be).

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10 Comments

  1. Harvey, I live on Puget Sound. Okay, not on it, but next to it as in the water is part of my front yard. So, no electric cars in the water! Ship ’em to tree-hugging Oregon.

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  2. Keep the electric cars out of Boston Harbor, too! We worked hard to clean it up and it’s bad enough with all those liberals living near it.

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  3. You know, until Elizabeth warren gets around to throwing something into a harbor, she can’t even get fake indian right.

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  4. hmmmm, so what about all the a$$holes on bikes? They pay $0 in gas taxes but are just as, if not more obnoxious than Prius pricks, so I say charge them $500.

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  5. @9 – Actually, that’s Nelson Muntz’s line.

    Ralph would say something like “My electric car smells like burning”.

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