Well, that didn’t take long to cast sunlight upon the Progressive Left’s wealth redistribution scheme.
If approved by the Republican-controlled House and Senate, Whitmer’s proposed 45-cent motor fuel tax increase would occur in three separate 15 cent tax hikes on Oct. 1, 2019, April 1, 2020, and Oct. 1, 2020.
The first two tax hikes would increase the tax by 30 cents and bring in an additional $1.26 billion during the 2019-20 fiscal year. But documents submitted by Whitmer as part of her executive budget recommendation on Tuesday indicate that the net increase to transportation funding will be just $764 million in 2019-20 fiscal year.
In other words, $499.2 million — an estimated 40 percent of the $1.26 billion gas tax increase in 2020 — would not go to roads. Instead, it would replace current transportation budget dollars that would be redirected to pay for other state government spending.
Yet, this obscene agenda has support?
Yes, yes it does and, not surprising it’s the usual suspect of bellying up to the trough of other people’s money.
Whitmer’s road funding proposal also got a positive review from the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, whose President and CEO Rich Studley said in a statement the chamber is “prepared to support a meaningful increase in user fees phased in over time.” He noted doing nothing is not an option.
“Earlier today, the Governor outlined a comprehensive plan to fix the roads that relies on user fees to solve the problem. We commend the Executive Office for taking this important next step,” Studley said in the statement. “We urge lawmakers to recognize that state government must take bold action to fix the roads and we look forward to working with them to solve this problem.”
Reprehensible. Any who are a member of that organization are nothing more than documented grifters.
OABTW, thanks Boobus Michiganderous voters, for subjecting us rational Michiganians to fighting this dystopian nightmare, for at minimum, the next four years.