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March 25, 2011

Yet Another Tax? Taxing Americans Based on How Many Miles They Drive To Raise New Revenues for Govt

Posted in: CBO,Energy,Government,Tax & Spend Liberals,Taxes,Travel,We the People,WTF


Now the government wants to track the number of miles you drive. Are you serious, as reported at The Hill, the CBO has released a report that states that they have come up with a possible option for taxing Americans even more that they already are. This time its to tax the amount of miles that people drive to gain revenues for highway projects. Does anyone really believe that these tax $’s would only go to highway maintenance? So now they are proposing a tax that would restrict travel in a car?

Wasn’t gas taxes supposed to do this? So now the govt does not want to tax those evil people who drive gas guzzeling vehicles, they plan on  doing the same with those who drive hybrids or electric cars that do not pay gas taxes. I guess turn about whould be fair play, why should they get special treatment, are they not causing wear and tear on the roads?  I would be hesitant to allow any of this as it is yet another example of an already over-reaching government. Anything other than that would be an unfair double taxation on Americans just trying to drive to work. That’s it politicians, tax the working people who actually are lucky enough these days to have a job.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) this week released a report that said taxing people based on how many miles they drive is a possible option for raising new revenues and that these taxes could be used to offset the costs of highway maintenance at a time when federal funds are short.

The report discussed the proposal in great detail, including the development of technology that would allow total vehicle miles traveled (VMT) to be tracked, reported and taxed, as well as the pros and cons of mandating the installation of this technology in all vehicles.

 So now the Government is going to install devices vehicles to track your mileage. What else will it track? Could we possible have a more intrusive government.  

On how to implement the idea, CBO said it is unclear how much it would cost to “install metering equipment in all of the nation’s cars and trucks.”

“Having the devices installed as original equipment under a mandate to vehicle manufacturers would be relatively inexpensive but could lead to a long transition; requiring vehicles to be retrofitted with the devices could be faster but much more costly, and the equipment could be more susceptible to tampering than factory-installed equipment might be,” CBO said.

So much for the US Constitution. These people will tax your dreams to if you let them. A note to this government and that mean all parties … STOP TAXING AND START CUTTING SPENDING AND WE MEAN NOW OR YOU WILL ALL BE THROWN OUT OF OFFICE. AMERICA IS FED UP!

Taxing Americans who just want to take a Sunday drive with the family,

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