Michigan Libertarians Reject More Taxes to Fix the Damn Roads

Michigan Libertarians Reject More Taxes to Fix the Damn Roads

Luke Sciberras being interviewed by WLNS at the Capital Area LP taxes protest outside the Michigan Capitol.

Luke Sciberras being interviewed by WLNS at the Capital Area LP "yellow vest" tax protest outside the Michigan Capitol.

Link to the May 2019 Michigan Libertarian

Bay City, MI – Delegates to the Libertarian Party of Michigan state convention made their feelings about Gretchen Whitmer’s 45¢ per gallon gas tax increase clear on Saturday April 13th.

They expressed their typical opposition to all taxes while hinting at out-of-the-box solutions like private roads. They also aligned themselves with the mainstream of the electorate by pointing to the historically lopsided defeat of a more modest road tax proposal in 2015.

Over two-thirds of those attending the event at the Courtyard Marriot in Bay City voted to support this resolution:

Complete Text

Whereas a tax on gas for roads was rejected by the voters in 2015;
Whereas the vote in 2015 was the largest defeat in Michigan history of a ballot proposal to
amend the state constitution;
Whereas the legislature increased taxes in Michigan since the aforementioned defeat;
Whereas the state of Michigan takes in more than enough revenue to pay for road maintenance;
Whereas the state spends that revenue on non-essential, self-serving or harmful, projects;
Whereas voluntary alternatives such as private roads are worthy of consideration;
Whereas taxation is theft;
Be it resolved, that we oppose any increase in the Michigan gas tax, or in any other tax;

On March 24th the Capital Area Libertarian Party received coverage on WLNS.  Read the full story and view the video here

Link to the May 2019 Michigan Libertarian

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