Virginia Governor Bob McDonald has a bizarre plan to fix Virginia’s chronically underfunded highways (underfunded because raising the gas tax is verboten in Virginia, though the gas tax is one of the lowest in the country, having been lowered by Republicans), by eliminating the gas tax, raising the sales tax, and imposing a special tax on owners of hybrids.
I can’t quite figure out the reasoning behind it, other than legacy! innovative thinking! ground-breaking! Plus, it’s deeply regressive, skewing more taxes towards those who have the least.
The same sort of thing is going on in other places ruled by
the party of the takers Republicans.