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Bay Area Drivers Could Be Tracked By GPS, Taxed Per Mile Driven
sanfrancisco.cbslocal.news ^ | July 18

Posted on 07/19/2012 6:49:49 PM PDT by rawhide

OAKLAND (KCBS) – Bay Area drivers could one day be tracked using a GPS-like device in their cars and taxed per miles driven – a scenario which is part of a proposed long-range study aimed at finding ways to reduce traffic and pollution, while also raising revenues.

Members of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments are scheduled to vote on Thursday on whether or not to authorize a study of the proposal. Under the plan, drivers would have to install trackers in their vehicle and officials would tax drivers for every mile they travel.

“We’re not interested in where they go. We’re only interested in the amount they travel,” said Rentschler.

Although all the details are still being worked out, the so-called Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) tax could cost up to a dime per mile and also be based on the time of day a driver is traveling on the roads

(Excerpt) Read more at sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 666; gps; miles; taxed; taxhike
.10 cents per mile would add almost an $3,000 additional taxes for me to pay.
1 posted on 07/19/2012 6:49:57 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

Time to shrug Bay Area residents.


2 posted on 07/19/2012 6:53:26 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: rawhide

I’d have to quit my job if this became a reality in my life. I couldn’t afford to drive.


3 posted on 07/19/2012 6:53:26 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: rawhide

the possibilities are endless.


4 posted on 07/19/2012 6:54:06 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: rawhide

When Obama is elected to his second term, schemes like this will go national.

And it will happen very fast.

Without congressional approval.

By executive fiat from one of the executive agencies.


5 posted on 07/19/2012 6:54:44 PM PDT by samtheman (The Trillion Dollar ObamaCareTax definitely is a tax; just ask the US Supreme Court.)
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To: rawhide

Easy:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271003164607?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649


6 posted on 07/19/2012 6:55:07 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: rawhide
What we really need is a law requiring all local, state and federal legislators to wear webcam/microphones wired to the Interwebs 24/7 so we can monitor them and make sure they are not selling their influence or engaging in other criminal activity.

If we can save just one life, it will be worth it.

7 posted on 07/19/2012 6:56:17 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: rawhide

The commies don’t want the bourgeoisie (middle class) to own cars.

The ultimate in personal freedom is to be able to go where ever you want whenever you want.

The car does that.

To the commie, that makes the car bad.

They want all of us to be proletariat (peons, peasants, serfs), living in the cities, taking “public” transportation, watching state-run propaganda television, being forced to attend state produced propaganda movies, listening to state-approved music, and having our lives micro-managed by the commissariat, while the politburo (politically correct elite) live large.

Just like North Korea.


8 posted on 07/19/2012 6:58:43 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: rawhide

“.10 cents per mile would add almost an $3,000 additional taxes for me to pay.”

Don’t be so positive about it. You’ll only pay 10 cents per mile if you drive WHERE they tell you and WHEN they tell you. Otherwise you’re looking at an easy $1.00 per mile, as is now happening on State Highway 91 in California.


9 posted on 07/19/2012 6:59:09 PM PDT by BobL
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To: rawhide

What, no mandatory GPS-tracking device located on each human?

You know it’s coming.


10 posted on 07/19/2012 7:00:30 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If California does it, Nevada will soon follow. I have a 1966 toyota landcruise, of which I have no idea how many miles are on it as the odometer and speedometer have been inoperable since I rescued it from Chicago in 1999. I will never allow GPS tracking in it, as it will just show the government what two tracks to close. But even if I was coerced, why should I pay per mile? 90% of the miles I put on it per year, are far from pavement, and for that matter, far from gravel.


11 posted on 07/19/2012 7:02:51 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: rawhide

I noticed that they aren’t interested in asking the potential taxpayers what they think of the idea of additional taxes for driving their vehicles.


12 posted on 07/19/2012 7:06:13 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: rawhide
Bay Area drivers could one day be tracked using a GPS-like device in their cars and taxed per miles driven – a scenario which is part of a proposed long-range study aimed at finding ways to reduce traffic and pollution, while also raising revenues.

They can't come out and just call it an exit tax?

How long are productive individuals going to put up with CA?

13 posted on 07/19/2012 7:20:56 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: BobL
Don’t be so positive about it. You’ll only pay 10 cents per mile if you drive WHERE they tell you and WHEN they tell you.

Money saving "obedience" coupons.

14 posted on 07/19/2012 7:23:34 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: rawhide

I was just thinking of the enormous cost this would be to all the delivery services.
Companies would put their mileage cost upon the taxpayers, costing us far more the .10 cents per mile we would pay, whether it be for groceries, fuel, shipping, deliveries, you name it. Everything moves on the nation’s highways.


15 posted on 07/19/2012 7:25:05 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

sfl


16 posted on 07/19/2012 7:25:53 PM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: rawhide

Brilliant!

ain’t nothing like a bunch of blood-sucking unelected green-infested socialist officials when it comes up to raking folk over the coals.

We could do Russia real good with ‘leadership and ideas’ like this.


17 posted on 07/19/2012 7:35:55 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: the invisib1e hand
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Script:

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For a potential discount, you too can install Big Brother on your vehicle!
18 posted on 07/19/2012 7:38:22 PM PDT by wtd
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To: rawhide

Look at the bright side. Someone could spoof Nancy Pelosi’s GPS signal and rack up 20,000 miles a year for her.


19 posted on 07/19/2012 7:41:56 PM PDT by Ben Hecks
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To: wtd
For a potential discount, you too can install Big Brother on your vehicle!

persuasion >> coercion >> force.

20 posted on 07/19/2012 7:46:56 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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Keep FR Running
Counter the MSM spin machine.

21 posted on 07/19/2012 8:27:25 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: wtd

They are not the only insurance company piloting this.

What worries me is that the day will come where they might not even offer insurance without it, or offer non-GPS insurance with Lloyds of London premiums.


22 posted on 07/19/2012 8:45:17 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: rawhide

“We’re not interested in where they go. We’re only interested in the amount they travel,” said Rentschler.”

Anyone who actually believes this statement is a complete, total, automatic imbecile.


23 posted on 07/19/2012 8:48:22 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: rawhide

Notice that they don’t even bother trying to do this in “red” areas...because that might just be a tipping point.

If the actual goal was to make road use taxes (which, of course, are no longer used for building and maintaining roads) “fair” between gasoline, LNG, methanol, biodiesel, and so on, wouldn’t a large tax on tires be more fair with a corresponding serious drop in fuel taxes? Of course it would - and that’s why it won’t happen.


24 posted on 07/19/2012 8:54:05 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: rawhide

Hey, Frisco, FOAD!


25 posted on 07/19/2012 10:53:37 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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