Thursday, March 5, 2015
Collect more taxes by not raising taxes
A real fiscal conservative (aka a real cheapskate) who almost always buys his gasoline in Iowa reports that the price of a gallon of gas was $2.26 at the Sam's Club in Davenport and $2.27 at the Sam's Club in Moline and he bought his gas in Moline! I am sure there are many other Illinois motorists who used to buy their gas in Iowa are now buying in Illinois because the price differential isn't worth the time and effort to cross the river. They are probably also doing less other shopping in Iowa and spending more of their money in Illinois paying for Illinois roads and funding Illinois governments! Illinois is almost certainly collecting more motor fuel and sales taxes now that Iowa has raised their fuel taxes. This should continue unless Illinois stupidly raises gasoline taxes AND ROCK ISLAND COUNTY VOTERS RAISE THE SALES TAX. Illinois, and our local Rock Island County governments, have an opportunity to collect more tax revenue BY NOT RAISING TAXES! Don't blow this opportunity. Vote NO April 7.