From the Miami Herald:
Let's see, here's the math:
Posted on Tue, Sep. 06, 2005
House vote would let governor eliminate sales tax from gasoline
AMY F. BAILEY
LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan House voted Tuesday to allow the governor to lift the 6 percent state sales tax on gasoline and diesel fuel during a fuel emergency.
The bill, passed unanimously, would allow the governor to issue an executive order eliminating the sales tax on gasoline for a specific time. Without the sales tax, a motorist with a 15-gallon gas tank could save about $2.70 on each fill-up if gas was running about $3 a gallon.
- 15 gallons @ $3.00 per gallon is $45.00
- eliminate the sales tax and save $2.70
- eliminate the poor signal progression and make that 15-gallon purchase a 12 gallon purchase for the same distance travelled and save $9.00
Gosh, and I thought our government didn't understand.