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Wholesale gas taxes called 'a shell game'

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Sales taxes on gasoline -- like the ones proposed by the governors of Maryland and Virginia to fund transportation projects in each state -- aren't paid directly by consumers like they would be in the sale of other goods, and some claim that's a political ploy to make them more palatable to voters. A plan proposed by Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley would levy a 2 percent sales tax on gas starting...

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