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August 8, 2006

Albany -- Republican lawmakers want to abolish the tax you pay on your car. It would save Georgia car owners $500 million a year.  

Some Democrats say it's a good idea, but it's not likely to happen anytime soon.

AlbanyRepresentative Freddie Powell Sims says the state would still have to come up with the money to replace the car tax.    

"Taxes are something that we all detest and like any other legislator, we would certainly like to provide tax cuts to our citizens," Simms said. "But in reality, if you cut taxes, which is our revenue source for the elderly, for children, for the working class poor, what are you going to use as a substitute for that lost revenue?"  

Republicans say it's time Georgians got a break on owning a vehicle, since we already pay sales tax, gas tax, Federal Excise tax, and disposal fees on worn-out tires.  

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