Mitt Romney's SUV Tax
Although Romney now claims to be
a big supporter of SUVs when he was running for Governor of Massachusetts he ran on a platform of increasing taxes on SUV owners:
On the emissions front, Romney and Healey proposed a 10-year sales tax moratorium for low-emission hybrid cars. They also called for a revenue-neutral change in the motor vehicle excise tax formula to reward consumer purchase of fuel-efficient vehicles.
Revenue neutral change of course means that those who buy a Yugo get a discount and those who buy a minvan to get the kids to school get penalized.
And of course there is ample evidence that Romney delivered on that promise
In addition to the policy on cars used by state employees, Romney plans to push for a higher excise tax on SUVs as promised during the fall campaign, and would also like to find a way to reward people for using environmentally friendly hybrid vehicles, Foy said.
Of course, when a politician promises to increase taxes they usually do manage to deliver on that promise when elected. Makes you wonder how they get elected, but this is Massachusetts after all.
Labels: Liberal Governors, Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, Tax Increases