CORRECTION: Bill Pickett NOT for gas tax increase
Apparently, from The Caroline Progress (print edition, August 22, 2007): Candidates for Board of Supervisors reveal their visions for Caroline County:
Pickett also said the county should look into raising revenues by a small increase in the tax on gas.
Really, a “small increase”? How much, exactly, is a “small increase”?
With all the gas sold at Carmel Church where numerous interstate travelers stop to refuel, a small increase in the gas tax would bring in needed revenue while having a minimal impact on county residents, he said.
“[A] minimal impact on county residents”? Don’t county residents buy gas in the county? The average cost of gas is already $2.64 in Virginia. How about talking about better spending money than raising taxes?
Do you want to be paying more for gas just because the Board of Supervisors can’t stop spending $17,460 per board member for their salaries (they’ve increased their salaries for at least five straight years [or as they call it “[n]o significant changes”]), or $100,000 on courthouse greenery, or $1,100,000 on a visitor center, or $3,200,000 on a community recreation facility?