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2012 House Bill 5476: Pay part of motorists’ gas expense
  1. Introduced by Rep. George T. Darany (D) on March 13, 2012, to give individuals with annual incomes below $50,000 a per-vehicle fuel subsidy of $100, payable in the form of a “refundable” state income tax credit. A $75 per vehicle subsidy could be claimed by those with incomes between $50,000 and $75,000, and a $50 per vehicle subsidy for incomes between $75,000 and $100,000. The bill does not specify which government spending would be cut or taxes raised to provide these subsidies.
    • Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on March 13, 2012.


Re: 2012 House Bill 5476 (Pay part of motorists’ gas expense)  by laplateau on January 3, 2013 

 Yes...typical liberal democratic "resdistribution" of wealth."  Goierge needs to retire from politics...he really has no usefulness, especially in the areana od ideas.  Since when is making $50K a year require subsidies?

Re: 2012 House Bill 5476 (Pay part of motorists’ gas expense)  by Andrea on March 26, 2012 

 Surely this has to be a joke, is it April fools day already??


Re: 2012 House Bill 5476 (Pay part of motorists’ gas expense)  by Minnie on March 23, 2012 

Surely, thejmfc, you realized that the Dems would figure out a way to spread a little wealth to the poor (even the poor who earn between $75,000 and $100,000 per year, apparently) when you saw how hard they're working to raise the price of energy, including the gasoline we use to get to work or play.  

I was waiting to see what Obama would do, but perhaps he has assigned the job to state legislators rather than trying to figure out a way to do it nationally--though if the local pols do it, it will be harder for Obama to take credit for it.  So maybe Rep. Darany (D) just got tired of waiting?

But don't forget, it's $100 per vehicle.  Those poor people who have several cars (maybe even one or two up on blocks?) will be very happy to have an extra few hundred dollars in their pockets.  And don't we hope they think of Rep. Darany every time they spend a buck or two of their unexpected, "free" money?

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