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Slippy
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Would u pay 17 extra cents a gallon if you knew that 100% went to roads and bridges?
That's what might be coming. And while I hate paying taxes, our roads are worse than some third world countries.

http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/legislature/article_63b85ec4-098d-11e7-8bb9-bfaa7bf5377d.html
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BRgetthenet
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re: Would u pay 17 extra cents a gallon if you knew that 100% went to roads and bridges?
They need to let the citizens of LA vote on this.

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beerJeep
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Nov 2016
7649 posts

re: Would u pay 17 extra cents a gallon if you knew that 100% went to roads and bridges?
No.

Trim the fat. No new taxes.


geauxtigers87
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NOLA
Member since Mar 2011
14497 posts

re: Would u pay 17 extra cents a gallon if you knew that 100% went to roads and bridges?
It's Louisiana, the money would be siphoned off. So no.


upgrayedd
Lamar Fan
White-manning in metro BR
Member since Mar 2013
58519 posts

re: Would u pay 17 extra cents a gallon if you knew that 100% went to roads and bridges?
That fund will be tapped into for some politician's pet project inside 6 months


Breesus
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House of the Rising Sun
Member since Jan 2010
54579 posts

re: Would u pay 17 extra cents a gallon if you knew that 100% went to roads and bridges?
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100% went to roads and bridges?


Absolutely yes.

But that's not how it works. 95% will go to corruption and bull shite.

There should be a clause that any politician who gains in any way from that fund is punished with death.
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Sugarbuggies
LSU Fan
North Louisiana
Member since Dec 2011
107 posts

re: Would u pay 17 extra cents a gallon if you knew that 100% went to roads and bridges?
No No No Hell No!


Slippy
The Upside Down
Member since Aug 2005
2286 posts

re: Would u pay 17 extra cents a gallon if you knew that 100% went to roads and bridges?
There is no amount of fat that can be trimmed to pay for the billions in backlogged transportation needs. Not in this life or the next.


Rockbrc
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Attic
Member since Nov 2015
3726 posts

re: Would u pay 17 extra cents a gallon if you knew that 100% went to roads and bridges?
Yes
If true


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Scooba
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2013
12395 posts

re: Would u pay 17 extra cents a gallon if you knew that 100% went to roads and bridges?
No because while the money will be allocated to a wide category of "Roads and Bridges" I am 100% confident that corruption will find a way to spend it differently.

How about we take the taxes we already pay and use the funds more appropriately.


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Random LSU Hero
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2014 NFL Survivor Champion (17-0)
Member since Aug 2011
7217 posts

re: Would u pay 17 extra cents a gallon if you knew that 100% went to roads and bridges?
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Would u pay 17 extra cents a gallon if you knew that 100% went to roads and bridges?


LOL you better audit that shite every day!


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Spankum
LSU Fan
Miss-sippi
Member since Jan 2007
44128 posts

re: Would u pay 17 extra cents a gallon if you knew that 100% went to roads and bridges?
If that money were incremental over what is currently spent on roads, I think it would be great. trouble is, they would likely just cut back on the current road allocations by the same amount and we would see no improvement of the infrastructure.


DavidTheGnome
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re: Would u pay 17 extra cents a gallon if you knew that 100% went to roads and bridges?
Yes


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tigersownall
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Thibodaux
Member since Sep 2011
9909 posts

re: Would u pay 17 extra cents a gallon if you knew that 100% went to roads and bridges?
This is spurring me to start my next thread


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Marco Esquandolas
Alabama Fan
Member since Jul 2013
7365 posts

re: Would u pay 17 extra cents a gallon if you knew that 100% went to roads and bridges?
No. Manage the tax income better.


Tiger Prawn
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2016
4311 posts

re: Would u pay 17 extra cents a gallon if you knew that 100% went to roads and bridges?
Yes if it went 100% to bridges. But this is Louisiana....maybe 20% will end up being used for what they tell us its for. Other 80% will be spent on completely unrelated projects and lining corrupt pockets


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beerJeep
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Nov 2016
7649 posts

re: Would u pay 17 extra cents a gallon if you knew that 100% went to roads and bridges?
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There is no amount of fat that can be trimmed


Well, when you tell the department heads they have to spend the budget to keep the budget, they will continue to shell out arse loads of cash on useless shite.

Which is the exact OPPOSITE thing they need to do.

Well, we have 50k in our account... Guess we should do another "study" so we can keep our budget at this level for the next year.

Logic I tell you.


Tony The Tiger
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BR
Member since Sep 2003
1777 posts

re: Would u pay 17 extra cents a gallon if you knew that 100% went to roads and bridges?
Only 11% currently is being used for roads and bridges.

ELEVEN PERCENT



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Langland
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Trumplandia
Member since Apr 2014
4241 posts

re: Would u pay 17 extra cents a gallon if you knew that 100% went to roads and bridges?
No because they are lying. They always lie.


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Martini
North Carolina Fan
Clayton, GA
Member since Mar 2005
38653 posts

re: Would u pay 17 extra cents a gallon if you knew that 100% went to roads and bridges?
If the tax would pass the money could and would be bonded so the projects could start quickly. I will support it as we need it bad and as much as I hate new taxes we can't tighten our belt enough to fix these problems. we all need to be vigilant and hold the politicians feet to the fire. It can be done you know.


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