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Yes, the Gas Tax is a slippery slope that could lead to making all taxes automaticallly increase with inflation
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Yes - this is the only way to make energy costs begin to reflect their real cost to society and encourage the development of less damaging sources of energy. 6 years ago from a Democrat in North Billerica, MA
The flat gas tax is out moded. there should be a use tax and it should go towards the roads the driver uses. 6 years ago from a Democrat in Amherst, MA
Remove all tolls in the state and then increase the gas tax compensate for the revenue loss. The gas tax should be reviewed every 3 years. 6 years ago from a Libertarian in Salem, MA
We should be tax free like New Hampshire and tax more road fees. 6 years ago from a Democrat in Fitchburg, MA
Only if deductions increase with inflation i.e the government allowance for medical deduction for traveling to and from medical needs. $ .24 cents per mile, and the death benefit from Social Security is $250.00. Have these kept up with inflation. Far
... 6 years ago from a Libertarian in Hudson, MA
Absolutely NO!!!! The cost of gas is one of the items used to determine inflation therefore the tax would always go up uncontrollably. 6 years ago from a Republican in Lowell, MA
Should be a % tax then it will follow the gas price. 6 years ago from a Democrat in Taunton, MA
Only if the taxes are equally distributed to the entire state. 7 years ago from a Democrat in Northampton, MA
I do not have a clear understanding on this issue and cannot offer an honest/informed opinion. 7 years ago from a Republican in Marshfield, MA
Gas taxes should be significantly but gradually increased. 7 years ago from a Democrat in Woodville, MA
Taxes should be decided by deliberation, not by algorithm. 7 years ago from a Democrat in Leominster, MA
No..... we should find other means of taxation that does not impavt transportation costs. 7 years ago from a Green in Arlington, MA
Should increase to incentivize greater energy conservation and efficiency. 7 years ago from a Socialist in Mansfield, MA
Yes; we aren't paying the true price of gasoline anyway with the government subsidies. 7 years ago from a Green in Lowell, MA
The gas tax should rise, but raising it should be authorized by the legislature. 7 years ago from a Democrat in Somerville, MA
Tax the gas and oil industries. They have been remarkably profitable and astoundingly unaccountable. 7 years ago from a Democrat in Wakefield, MA