NEW GAS TAX PROPOSED: Dem. REP. GREGOIRE & TOWN OF WESTBOROUGH SEEK TO PUMP NEW TAXES OUT OF DRIVERS

If Democrats at the State House get their way, residents of Westborough will be gassing up out oftown soon.
Democrat State Representative Danielle Gregoire, along with Democrat Reps. Carolyn Dykema and Hannah Kane, has sponsored House Bill H.4264: “An Act authorizing the town of Westborough to establish an additional excise on sales of gasoline and diesel fuel.”
In short, these Democrat representatives, along with their co-conspirators in the House and Senate are now perched to have Westborough impose a new tax on gasoline sold at the four gas stations in the less than two-square-mile town in which less than 20,000 residents reside.
Their apparent expectation is that commuters will gas up in Westborough and the town will reap direct benefits of the new taxes. As the extra tax would not be displayed on the gas pumps, drivers would be unaware of the earmarks. Townies are expected to either not know about it, deal with it, or get wise and gas up elsewhere.
Massachusetts’ drivers currently pay $8.99 in taxes every time they put 20 gallons of gas into their vehicles. (Mass. tax rate is 26.54 cents per gallon, which is added to the 18.4 cents per gallon federal tax, for a total of almost 45 cents per gallon purchased. ♦

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