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House gas tax backer admits his 'timing was unfortunate'

New Hampshire Union Leader -- The leading proponent of raising the state gas tax admitted Tuesday his "timing was unfortunate" when he referred to some of the proceeds as "the gift that keeps on giving."

Rep. David Campbell, D-Nashua, sent an email last Friday referencing money from the gas tax that will be used for the Fish and Game Department, the Department of Resources and Economic Development's trail fund and the state's general fund.

Critics suggested the statement showed that tax supporters wanted higher taxes for more than just highways and bridge work.

Former House speaker Bill O'Brien, R-Mont Vernon, was quick to criticize Campbell for his remark, calling it contrary to Campbell's "public posture that 'every dollar' will be going to roads."

..Refund money that goes uncollected can be used for any purpose


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tomok
Champion Author Portland

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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 2:21:01 AM

House gas tax backer admits his 'timing was unfortunate,' what a goof ball – gas/fuel taxes are ONLY for the Repair or Replacment of Roads and Bridges! Fuel taxes are Not for the state's General Fund, Fish and Game Department or Department of Resources and Economic Development's trail fund OR any number of other funds they think should be funded from fuel taxes. No wonder there are many state's that want to raise fuel taxes because there is no money for roads and bridges.
Get rid of the 'tards that can't manage the state's taxes and funds correctly. He should open his mouth and insert foot!
Many state's and Big Oil and Big Gas know all about 'the gift that keeps on giving.'
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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streetdesign
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:34:01 AM

Typical lack of thought before spewing comments.
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mrpc90
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:22:54 AM

There's a lot of politicians who have problems worse than "unfortunate timing", and yet the dumb masses keep putting them right back into office.
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gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 7:22:41 AM

What an ass.
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 2:35:59 AM


duh
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5Golfer8
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:36:11 AM

Do you know what the D in Democrat stands for? Dumb.
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CCLighthouse
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:35:06 AM

Obviously all of the politicians have a key to the lock on the box. ; (
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a14morfun
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:30:58 AM

way old news!
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crreed1
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:26:57 AM

no job can't afford the taxes
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JeffersonState
All-Star Author Oregon

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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:19:47 AM

Very sad commentary.
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wshokie12
Champion Author Winston-Salem

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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:18:36 AM

True colors.
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ILoveGoldens
All-Star Author Kentucky

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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:17:11 AM

And the taxpayers are so taken advantage of - very sad.
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boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:16:29 AM

More gas with even more tax........................
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ican2step
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:16:20 AM

Okay
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unicornpmb
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:16:06 AM

You just have to love politicians.
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N5EXY
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:14:01 AM

Live free and lie?
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tedjm1
Champion Author New York

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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:13:31 AM

When are our representatives going to save us taxpayers smome money? They should stop paying exorbitant prices for what they buy. No reason to pay 3 ,4 or moer times what the average taxpayer would spend on the same product.
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rawdog1313
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:13:30 AM

Unfortunate.....??? Really.....?
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Rageagainsttm
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:13:12 AM

It sure was.
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milespergallon
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:13:10 AM

Government good-for-nothings at it's best
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E350
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:11:57 AM

Not new.
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PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:11:51 AM

In the old days, they'd tar and feather idiots like that. Too bad, it wasn't the old days.
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rahcat
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:09:13 AM

Taxed to death.
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TheeRedRam
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:07:22 AM

Keep on raising tax's and no one will be able to afford gas to drive antwhere.
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drillintheUSA
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:05:37 AM

DA.
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LKnight598
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:01:39 AM

You think!?
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abcdMA
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:59:31 PM

sure out of touch
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jtfftj
Champion Author New Hampshire

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:59:11 PM

This lunacy is coming up for a State House vote next Wednesday. I hope the legislators run away from this slimy Bill.
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pgerassi
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:58:41 PM

He should be screwed like he did the public, only worse like having all his assets confiscated for lying.
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RNCII
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:57:51 PM

snagged I agree 100%.
The crash is closing fast.
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southrob
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:55:29 PM

dhan
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gasmack
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:54:43 PM

OK.
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carloco75
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:52:52 PM

He's backed up with gasss...
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carloco75
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:52:27 PM

Blah Blah...
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snagged
Veteran Author Akron

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:50:31 PM

Tax and spend has been the way for 75 years. It's ended soon of a era. The great crash is coming.
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Fencemaker
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:48:12 PM

Taxes are not governments right
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jorod55
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:48:06 PM

Unfortunate?
Rep. David Campbell being drop-kicked out of office might be unfortunate.
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tidalwave3
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:42:54 PM

Tax Tax Tax till we are slaves again :(
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:42:47 PM

terrible to raise taxes
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smoketown
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:40:45 PM

Goffy dip?
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Godozo
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:37:20 PM

There is never a good time to discuss raising taxes – and that's the way it should be. One should have to defend the need for taxation whenever one "sees the need" to raise taxes (and note the quotes – Not that I don't think taxes should be raised, but one should be slow to raise taxes (only when needed) and ready to drop taxes whenever it makes good sense (to both the economy and to other people).
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singlemom27
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:35:05 PM

typical out of touch politician
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:33:53 PM

Typical democrat.
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serrog
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:31:00 PM

Dumb statement
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silvereb
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:30:27 PM

These money grabbers have got to go.
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REKEY
Champion Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:29:08 PM

Is there ever a good time?
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CartelBuster
All-Star Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:28:08 PM

Another big government, money grubbing liberal Democrat..."the gift that keeps on TAKING!"...from the taxpayer. These guys gotta go...save the country (& NH).
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Marson
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:20:34 PM

This is probably a problem in most states, in Pennsylvania gas taxes go to mass transit so a few can ride for practically nothing. Disgusting.
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BREW9
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:14:54 PM

really
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wayoung56
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:13:57 PM

Hmmm...
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