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GOP Reaction to the Gas Tax

Today Vermonters are not celebrating the 6 cent rise in the gas tax. Governor Shumlin and his Democrat controlled legislature have increased a tax on those least able to afford higher taxes, the low income hard working families of Vermont.

Lindley said; “ I am shocked that the Governor and the legislature have increased one of the most regressive taxes they could without seriously considering a reform of the money that is raided from the Transportation Fund, and looking seriously at reducing the size of the Dept. of Transportation.
Jim Douglas worked hard to give Vermonters real reform, but this Governor only knows how to tax his way out of a problem on the backs of people who can least afford it.”

The call is clear and Vermonters have a real choice to elect reform minded Republicans that will stand with the 20,000 Vermonters who signed the petitions requesting that there be no increase in the gas tax
as signed by the Governor.

This is a real wake up call to those that had hopes that an overwhelming majority legislator run by the democrats can be fair to working Vermonters.

Vermonters will remember in November who the real party of reform is.


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