Governor Deval Patrick, the Governor of Massachusetts, recently announced that he was going to be backing the “Hummer” Tax. It calls for a tax on all larger vehicles that consume larger amounts of gas. If passed, owners of these vehicles will be taxed more when they register their cars with the state.
Mixed views on the tax are already starting to pour in. Some feel the tax is unfair because it is not always a personal choice to have a larger vehicle. Larger families do require more seating when traveling.
On the other side of the argument, people feel that this is a great way to deter people from buying vehicles that are more damaging to the environment.
One aspect of the tax that could have a huge effect on whether or not it is passed is that it effects everyone, not just SUV owners! Although the title is very catchy it does not do the proposal justice. The proposal also calls for a 19 cent tax increase at the pump to help boost the Massachusetts public transportation system! Don’t sit on the sidelines, get involved because this effects us all!