sqw ,
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this year texas started charging a 200 fee on top of normal taxes to register an electric car

PopMyCop ,

Which is fair. Taxes that pay for roads come from gasoline sales, so a heavier car (that thus wears roads faster) that doesn’t pay road taxes is not paying their fair share. Aren’t we about fair shares here?

LifeInMultipleChoice ,

So you agree Trucks and SUVs should pay more than electric cars then right? It is a scale only based on weight and not bias, to make sure they are paying their fair share?

OlPatchy2Eyes ,

Based on their logic, trucks and SUVs do pay more taxes already, since trucks and SUVs consume more gas and need to pay for gas regularly. The current system taxes truck and SUV drivers for the full lifetime of the vehicle and only taxes the electric vehicle owners once.

PopMyCop ,

Patchy eyes already pointed it out, but did you forget to read the first phrase of that sentence?

sqw ,
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so they could tax chargers to keep it samey

carl_dungeon ,

Come on Texas, just secede already.

awwwyissss ,

Putin?

LifeOfChance ,

I’m by no means a smart person but I don’t think they get to decide if they want to or not. Doesn’t the federal government and a few other Bodies have to make that decision? Seems like they would have already if they could.

OlPatchy2Eyes ,

Just curious, are you from Texas?

carl_dungeon ,

Shit no, why do you think I want them to leave? They can take Florida too.

OlPatchy2Eyes ,

Respectfully, I don’t think you’re being very helpful here. This is a Texas community, and while we can discuss problems in Texas (there are many), egging on secession as if the state is doomed to politics like this forever probably sets a sour tone for anyone else that might choose to comment.

I don’t go into an iPhone community and share my wish that Apple goes bottom-up overnight and every iPhone disintegrates and is carried off in the wind.

carl_dungeon ,

That’s fair and I apologize. I was mostly just being silly with all the constant talk about Texas and Florida leaving, and all the complaining certain Texas elements do about the rest of the country, but if you really feel I was being shitty, I am sorry.

There is a vocal subset of the population that are against things like connecting the Texas power grid to others, but then also complain and ask for federal assistance when it fails. Then there’s ted Cruz and Greg abbot, I don’t really need to qualify that. For the rest of you, hang in there!

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