Skip to comments.Obama's Transportation Secretary Eyes Mileage Tax for American Motorists
Posted on 02/20/2009 2:14:52 AM PST by Cindy
Washington (AP) - Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he wants to consider taxing motorists based on how many miles they drive rather than how much gasoline they burn -- an idea that has angered drivers in some states where it has been proposed.
Gasoline taxes that for nearly half a century have paid for the federal share of highway and bridge construction can no longer be counted on to raise enough money to keep the nation's transportation system moving, LaHood said in an interview with The Associated Press.
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These idiots are trying to KILL the economy. They need to encourage commerce, not destroy it. If this tax goes through, NO ONE will be going ANYWHERE. And GPS to track my every move? NO WAY. What a bunch of dim-bulbed twits.
The average car travels about 15,000 miles a year I believe. A quarter-cent per mile is only $37.50 a year. They have to be collecting far more than that via the gas tax per year per car. Substitute, my you know what...
Our masters keep pushing and pushing... Ever more intrusive, ever more demanding...
When does the revolution start?
What a great way to end Hussein’s reign in for years
These idiots don’t know how close they are to “the people” marching on W.D.C.
The Chicago Tea Party could easily become a reality!
They would most likely add the quarter-cent/mile ON TOP of state and federal fuel taxes.
$37.50 X 150 or so million vehicles adds up to a nice chunk of change....
If they know how far you drive, then they must also know when and where you drive. If they know mileage and elapsed time, then they know how fast you drove.
At a minimum, this is about automatic tickets and the revenue they produce.
Sure, you will still be able to drive, but you will have Big Brother riding shotgun.
Sounds like they are really trying to monitor travel...probably because of the Global Warming fraud scam.....
Probably so they can find you whereever you drive so it is easier to kill you when it comes time to relocate people to the countryside.
Just like this:
There's the answer. Hire unemployed people to ride with us (to keep track of our mileage) and bring in some more illegals if we can't get unemployment high enough.
It’s called tar and burn D.C.
What the hell is going on here?
The s0cialist administration is just afraid to raise fuel taxes. Come on 0, just stand up and tell America you will tax everything without limit, and grow government beyond anyone’s wildest imagination.
The HOG(Hussein Occupation government)..
Increasingthe fuel tax would be preferable. But these people want to know where you are and what you’re doing. Why? Historically, communist governments end up killing people they think are a problem or in the way. We live in a strange version of the Soviet Union. DumbO will kill people if he gets frustrated enough, I’m sure.
This man needs to be tarred-and-feathered and then drummed out of the GOP for life.
He’s a murderer of babies. Why not “troublemakers”?
I feel better when I see that someone else gets just how demonically evil Obama is.
This is a misprint, what he meant to say was that the state start charging a QUARTER for every mile. (I wish this were sarcasm)
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