June 6, 1932

On June 6, 1932, in the United States, the Revenue Act of 1932 was enacted. It created the first gas tax in the United States at a rate of 1 cent per gallon. As was expected, people whined and complained. They said and I quote, “I’ll just stop driving. Why do we need the Federal gubmint to build paved roads anyway? The dirt ones are good nuff. Why can’t the government just keep it’s fingers out of my pocket? This is the beginning of socialism. If I wanted a road, I’d build it myself.” These were just a few of the idiot quotes. Rest assured, there were many others even more idiotic.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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