I'm Dreamin' of a White Prius

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  1. wjtracy

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    On a snowy winter day in Virginia, a new holiday song has been written. I ask you, what is the most appropriate response to elected officials who slap a nuisance tax on hybrid vehicles? When all else fails (and all else has failed) the answer is to compose a new song for occasion. I hope nobody thinks this is provincial Virginia business...if your state implements a hybrid fee, we will write a song for your state too.

    The Virginia Car Tax Blues (White Prius)
    I'm dreamin' of a white Prius, with every car tax check I write,
    Where the hybrids pay more, and big cars pay less,
    To use, Virginia's bumpy roads.
    I'm dreamin' of a new Prius, but I don't think it makes sense here.
    Low de-pre-ci-a-tion, high val-u-a-tion,
    You pay, more car tax every year.

    Now thinkin' of a used Chevy, just like the ones Gramp used to drive.
    If you think that's crazy, you're right!
    But may all your Priuses...be White.

    Thanks to user Robert Holt for getting me started on this. I was advising Robert that there is repeal legislation already submitted for the 2014 session. It seems to be a bipartisan effort with several key republicans joining the "chorus"...and it all snow-balled from there. Sing this to the tune of White Christmas (in case you couldn't tell).

    Seasons greetings to fellow Prius owners!
     
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    no ;-) just i am going dream of it again because i wil no longer own one so "like the one i used to own" ;-)
     
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    ...I think it may be a good improvement to the song...thanks for the idea.
    What's the next car for you FWD?
     
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    Nice song addresses the problem
     
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    a ok

    well its copyrighted :p


    mmm i think a Mitsubishi space star
    close or same MPG and cheaper but a non hybrid as its only downside really.
     
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    Well, too late, we have to stick with the original.
    The song has been recorded by my collaborator, who apparently also has a white Prius.
     
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    This is hilarious! Washington state has been threatening to increase hybrid tabs to a flat $100 (plus tax and "weight" of course) on account of them getting less gas tax revenue. I was dreading this as I bought my Prius C in late December so...car tabs just after Christmas! For some reason though it hasn't taken effect yet. (Hallelujah!) I always question though the $10 weight use charge on my tabs for the C... I paid the same weight charge for my SUV which I know was a much heavier vehicle.

    All the best from Luna's Lass!!
     
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    ...FYI the Washington State hybrid bill has been discussed here, and I did a detailed analysis. Send me PM if you need a link...but seems like all is quiet on the Western front (for the moment).

    Taxing hybrids makes no logical sense unless the state is simultaneously giving out benefits to hybrids (which I don't think any are). Taxing hybrids is sorta like taxing 4-cylinder cars just for the heck of it. It would only make sense if the state said, "OK anyone who drives a car getting over 25 MPG we charge a penalty for under-payment of gasoline taxes..." but its hard to believe any state would suggest that. But if they did, fine with me.
     
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    Yeah I hadn't heard anything about it after a while. I figured I would cross that bridge when I came to it since our legislators typically seems more concerned with serving their own opinions as compared to those of their constituents. :-/

    All the best from Luna's Lass!!
     
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    ...I now see that I previously committed to parody song any state (Idaho) that implements a Hybrid Fee. If I was Idaho, I'd be shaking in my boots.

    Let's Call Off the Idaho Hybrid Tax
    You say Potato, I say I-dah-ho
    They say, tax hybrids, I say, who does that?
    Only, I-dah-ho, Taxes, a Hybrid:
    Let's Call the whole thing off!

    You see, the tax code, I see a scapegoat!
    Fair car taxation, is, technology neutral
    Only, I-dah-ho, Scape-Goats, a Hybrid,
    Let's call the whole thing off!

    This fulfills my promise!
     
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