Monday, October 31, 2016

New Jersey Drivers - Today is the Last Day of Cheap Gas Prices Before the Tax Hike!

Yes, that's right! Today is the last day before the gas tax of 23 cents per gallon kicks in, starting tomorrow, November 1st.

This is the first such tax increase on gas in the state of New Jersey since 1988, so it has obviously been a long time since the last one.

Truth be told, this was probably overdue and inevitable. After all, there were no funds left for road repairs and such in the state government budget, thanks to the Republican fixation on lowering taxes come what may.

Frankly, we needed this to happen here in New Jersey, where many of the roads were getting noticeably in worse condition, with potholes and cracks and such very common. 

Yet, one advantage (probably the only advantage) to all of this was that the price of gas was generally significantly lower than in neighboring states - but that ends today.

So, if you live in or near the state of New Jersey, it is most likely a good idea to get out there, while you still can, and fill up your gas tank, because when you wake up tomorrow morning, it will be too late, and gas will be significantly more expensive than it has been.

I know that I have thought about this here and there, but this probably does indeed seem like the final day of sub-two dollar gas. We are not likely to see that again, although with the crazy swings of gas prices lately, you just never know.

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