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Old 06-13-2019, 07:51pm   #1
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Default Double Your Pleasure: Illinois to DOUBLE Gas Tax, then Raise it by a Penny a Year

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Old 06-13-2019, 08:00pm   #2
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I could never live there.
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Hell, in most states the price of gas is mostly taxes as it is......

but then again, gotta pay for rhodes somehow.....
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When I go to Missouri from N. Alabama, I have to take 24, 57, and 64 thru IL. If I'm in my truck, I stop in Paducah to fill up. No way in hell am I paying for gas in IL. Never have.

Guess I COULD go over to Memphis and then take 55 up along the MS River... but that 2 lane road to Memphis sucks.
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When I go to Missouri from N. Alabama, I have to take 24, 57, and 64 thru IL. If I'm in my truck, I stop in Paducah to fill up. No way in hell am I paying for gas in IL. Never have.

Guess I COULD go over to Memphis and then take 55 up along the MS River... but that 2 lane road to Memphis sucks.
The highways in Missouri aren't exactly pristine but you can definitely tell the difference between them and Illinois highways. I'm sure you'd concur.
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the crap part is... Illinois already has taxes delegated strictly for roads, but it gets squandered; thus the need to increase the fund even more (via raised taxes).

The solution... is to jail those that are misappropriating the funds to begin with.










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Illinois is a shithole. Lived there for 15 years and could not wait to get out.
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Rin, don't walk, from Illinois. Please leave behind all your progressive liberal ideas when you do. You screwed up a great place with your stupidity now please learn your lesson.
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Rin, don't walk, from Illinois. Please leave behind all your progressive liberal ideas when you do. You screwed up a great place with your stupidity now please learn your lesson.

I have already met a number of people here that have moved from Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania etc that are flaming liberals. Fortunately at this point they are still a minority
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the crap part is... Illinois already has taxes delegated strictly for roads, but it gets squandered; thus the need to increase the fund even more (via raised taxes).

The solution... is to jail those that are misappropriating the funds to begin with.

Most Ill Governor's "pension" is a Federal jail... many, many, many of them have spent years there


4 of Illinois' last 7 governors went to prison

https://www.daily-journal.com/news/l...49974d930.html
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they TRIED a big tax increase here in MN just now but the repubs still have the senate so roadblocked it all. They wanted to bump the GT up 20cents on top of an already high tax. Need to leave Mn soon I changed my residency to AZ in 2015 then those assholes came after me but I had my ducks in a row and won that ....need to get outta dodge totally.
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You can't fix stupid.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:03pm   #18
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Holy cow. I thought CA was bad. Oh wait, out stupid government decided to give illegal aliens free health care. Now waiting for our idiot governor to sign it.
https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics...231310348.html

We have a huge budget surplus, and they are watering at the mouth to spend it.
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