Saturday, January 9, 2016

Lower gas prices means less revenue for counties (So What?)

    Love these stories that suggest we should feel bad because there is less revenue for government.
    Lower gas prices mean lower energy costs for us all....lower fuel bills for government which has fleets of vehicles...and lower travel and product shipping costs.
     Besides, money not spent on gas will largely go to discretionary spending which is taxed.  That there is less direct tax revenue from gas is not something to pine over.
Lower gas prices means less revenue for counties

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

That means the county legislature will raise our taxes again.

Anonymous said...


Why worry.. They all figured their budgets at the higher gas prices so they have a windfall and the warmer temps kept them in the blue plowing and salt and most of all less gas used.. It breaks even in the end

Anonymous said...

Then we must raise taxes on these purchases! Nothing good can come from this!

dajeep said...

Lower shipping costs? Then why aren't they passed on to the consumer?? Chuckie, time for one of your "investigations".

Anonymous said...

This cheap gas is kinda fun. I remember a short time ago, when the Liar in Chief, said "we cannot drill our way to cheaper energy. The days of $2 a gallon gasoline are over". Now that's leadership. What brilliance. Part of this is because of the fracking that some states allow. It all helps.

Max Volume said...

The "Andy Tax" is still keeping gas above $2.00 a gallon here in NY.

Anonymous said...

Do you really think the towns will cut the OT of the plow drivers, just because there is not snow and none predicted? Nope, they still take the plows out for a spin on Sundays.

Anonymous said...

Do not despair, the governments will find new and improved ways to run our tax bills right up our old chimney.