Representation without taxation

Posted: July 23, 2008 in Politics

Just rich!


City gives DNC host committee pass on gas tax

By Daniel J. Chacon, Rocky Mountain News

The committee hosting the Democratic National Convention is using the city’s gas pumps to fill up on fuel, avoiding state and federal highway taxes, officials said today.

“There’s something there that just doesn’t seem right to me because, in a sense, you’re saying then that the officials who pass the laws are not willing to live by them, and that concerns me,” Councilwoman Jeanne Faatz said.

[…]

Faatz asked if it was customary to have “fleets for dignitaries” not pay for highway taxes if they’re using government fuel facilities.

Hickenlooper said it was.

“I believe this is only for elected officials, government dignitaries,” Hickenlooper told Faatz.

“My understanding is in Washington or wherever where this happens on a regular basis, that it’s standard operating procedure. I do know for a fact that they’re doing the same exact thing in Minneapolis,” which is hosting the Republican National Convention, the mayor said.

“Hummmmm,” Faatz said.

Hummmmm is right. (more…)

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