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House gas tax backer admits his 'timing was unfortunate'

New Hampshire Union Leader -- The leading proponent of raising the state gas tax admitted Tuesday his "timing was unfortunate" when he referred to some of the proceeds as "the gift that keeps on giving."

Rep. David Campbell, D-Nashua, sent an email last Friday referencing money from the gas tax that will be used for the Fish and Game Department, the Department of Resources and Economic Development's trail fund and the state's general fund.

Critics suggested the statement showed that tax supporters wanted higher taxes for more than just highways and bridge work.

Former House speaker Bill O'Brien, R-Mont Vernon, was quick to criticize Campbell for his remark, calling it contrary to Campbell's "public posture that 'every dollar' will be going to roads."

..Refund money that goes uncollected can be used for any purpose


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tomok
Champion Author Portland

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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 12:21:01 AM

House gas tax backer admits his 'timing was unfortunate,' what a goof ball – gas/fuel taxes are ONLY for the Repair or Replacment of Roads and Bridges! Fuel taxes are Not for the state's General Fund, Fish and Game Department or Department of Resources and Economic Development's trail fund OR any number of other funds they think should be funded from fuel taxes. No wonder there are many state's that want to raise fuel taxes because there is no money for roads and bridges.
Get rid of the 'tards that can't manage the state's taxes and funds correctly. He should open his mouth and insert foot!
Many state's and Big Oil and Big Gas know all about 'the gift that keeps on giving.'
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
streetdesign
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 6:34:01 AM

Typical lack of thought before spewing comments.
mrpc90
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 6:22:54 AM

There's a lot of politicians who have problems worse than "unfortunate timing", and yet the dumb masses keep putting them right back into office.
gravityhurts
Champion Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 5:22:41 AM

What an ass.
iFueler
Champion Author Durham

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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:35:59 AM


duh
5Golfer8
Champion Author Tucson

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:36:11 PM

Do you know what the D in Democrat stands for? Dumb.
CCLighthouse
Champion Author Hartford

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:35:06 PM

Obviously all of the politicians have a key to the lock on the box. ; (
a14morfun
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:30:58 PM

way old news!
crreed1
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:26:57 PM

no job can't afford the taxes
JeffersonState
Champion Author Oregon

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:19:47 PM

Very sad commentary.
wshokie12
Champion Author Winston-Salem

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:18:36 PM

True colors.
ILoveGoldens
All-Star Author Kentucky

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:17:11 PM

And the taxpayers are so taken advantage of - very sad.
boatfloyd
Champion Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:16:29 PM

More gas with even more tax........................
ican2step
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:16:20 PM

Okay
unicornpmb
Champion Author Buffalo

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:16:06 PM

You just have to love politicians.
N5EXY
Champion Author Austin

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:14:01 PM

Live free and lie?
tedjm1
Champion Author New York

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:13:31 PM

When are our representatives going to save us taxpayers smome money? They should stop paying exorbitant prices for what they buy. No reason to pay 3 ,4 or moer times what the average taxpayer would spend on the same product.
rawdog1313
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:13:30 PM

Unfortunate.....??? Really.....?
Rageagainsttm
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:13:12 PM

It sure was.
milespergallon
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:13:10 PM

Government good-for-nothings at it's best
E350
Sophomore Author Florida

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:11:57 PM

Not new.
PrinceLH
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:11:51 PM

In the old days, they'd tar and feather idiots like that. Too bad, it wasn't the old days.
rahcat
Champion Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:09:13 PM

Taxed to death.
TheeRedRam
Champion Author Hartford

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:07:22 PM

Keep on raising tax's and no one will be able to afford gas to drive antwhere.
drillintheUSA
Champion Author Rochester

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:05:37 PM

DA.
LKnight598
Champion Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:01:39 PM

You think!?
abcdMA
Champion Author Worcester

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:59:31 PM

sure out of touch
jtfftj
Champion Author New Hampshire

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:59:11 PM

This lunacy is coming up for a State House vote next Wednesday. I hope the legislators run away from this slimy Bill.
pgerassi
Champion Author Milwaukee

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:58:41 PM

He should be screwed like he did the public, only worse like having all his assets confiscated for lying.
RNCII
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:57:51 PM

snagged I agree 100%.
The crash is closing fast.
southrob
Champion Author Tucson

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:55:29 PM

dhan
gasmack
Champion Author Ventura

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:54:43 PM

OK.
carloco75
Champion Author Richmond

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:52:52 PM

He's backed up with gasss...
carloco75
Champion Author Richmond

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:52:27 PM

Blah Blah...
snagged
Veteran Author Akron

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:50:31 PM

Tax and spend has been the way for 75 years. It's ended soon of a era. The great crash is coming.
Fencemaker
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:48:12 PM

Taxes are not governments right
jorod55
Champion Author California

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:48:06 PM

Unfortunate?
Rep. David Campbell being drop-kicked out of office might be unfortunate.
tidalwave3
Champion Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:42:54 PM

Tax Tax Tax till we are slaves again :(
carinthuist
Champion Author San Francisco

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:42:47 PM

terrible to raise taxes
smoketown
Champion Author Cincinnati

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:40:45 PM

Goffy dip?
Godozo
Champion Author Gary

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:37:20 PM

There is never a good time to discuss raising taxes – and that's the way it should be. One should have to defend the need for taxation whenever one "sees the need" to raise taxes (and note the quotes – Not that I don't think taxes should be raised, but one should be slow to raise taxes (only when needed) and ready to drop taxes whenever it makes good sense (to both the economy and to other people).
singlemom27
Champion Author Ventura

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:35:05 PM

typical out of touch politician
WIPACKERFAN
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:33:53 PM

Typical democrat.
serrog
Champion Author Nova Scotia

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:31:00 PM

Dumb statement
silvereb
Champion Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:30:27 PM

These money grabbers have got to go.
REKEY
Champion Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:29:08 PM

Is there ever a good time?
CartelBuster
All-Star Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:28:08 PM

Another big government, money grubbing liberal Democrat..."the gift that keeps on TAKING!"...from the taxpayer. These guys gotta go...save the country (& NH).
Marson
Champion Author Scranton

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:20:34 PM

This is probably a problem in most states, in Pennsylvania gas taxes go to mass transit so a few can ride for practically nothing. Disgusting.
BREW9
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:14:54 PM

really
wayoung56
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:13:57 PM

Hmmm...
clermont40miles
Champion Author Cincinnati

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:13:50 PM

Gotta fleece the taxpayers to pay the union guys building the roads.

Costs per mile and per project are way too high. Little if any incentive to be efficient and cost effective.

Works real well for the unions and the politicians. Taxpayers - taken to the cleaners.
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