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By-the-mile road tax could replace by-the-gallon federal fuel tax
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Posted on 07/01/2009 6:40:29 AM PDT by wrhssaxensemble

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So the fourth amendment no longer exists by 2020 as well? I know cars are entitled to less protection than the home or the person but this seems like an unconstitutional search to me... its ridiculous
1 posted on 07/01/2009 6:40:29 AM PDT by wrhssaxensemble
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To: wrhssaxensemble

No NO NOO
The per gallon tax is a good way to tax those who are heavier, faster and do more damage to the system to be taxed. A per mile tax would negate the progressive nature of the fuel tax..in terms of the vehicle.


2 posted on 07/01/2009 6:42:46 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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By-the-mile road tax could replace by-the-gallon federal fuel tax.

Whatdya wanna bet we end up with 'em both?

3 posted on 07/01/2009 6:42:46 AM PDT by Cedric
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To: wrhssaxensemble
No, it won't replace it.

We'll have both - a gas tax AND a road tax.

Government will NEVAH relinquish any source of tax revenue.

EVAH.

4 posted on 07/01/2009 6:43:16 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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Exactly. And we’ll put up with it. It’s who we are.


5 posted on 07/01/2009 6:43:59 AM PDT by Wolfie
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The year is 2020 and the gasoline tax is history.

Very funny!

6 posted on 07/01/2009 6:44:16 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (For the first time, in my life, I am not proud of my country. Thanks ZerO.)
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To: wrhssaxensemble
Time to "mash here":

7 posted on 07/01/2009 6:44:31 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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“...a monthly tax bill based on each mile you drove.”

Really? The system will know WHO was driving as well as where the car went?


8 posted on 07/01/2009 6:44:42 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Wolfie

The founders understood your sentiment.

“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.”

But, they also understood that a time came when the evils were no longer sufferable.


9 posted on 07/01/2009 6:46:03 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: wrhssaxensemble

Elections have consequences. The GOP needs a wake-up call.


10 posted on 07/01/2009 6:47:22 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: MrB

Treason!


11 posted on 07/01/2009 6:48:26 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Wolfie

If this be treason, let’s make the most of it...


12 posted on 07/01/2009 6:51:03 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; Cedric

I agree completely... its kind of like that telephone tax I was reading about yesterday that Ron Paul (who I have mixed views on personally) is trying to create a bill to do away with....

the tax was created as a temporary measure to help fund the spanish american war.... 100 years later it is still there... government likes to tax the populace until they bleed and can be taxed no more

I still don’t get how a per-mile tax would be constitutional though


13 posted on 07/01/2009 6:53:28 AM PDT by wrhssaxensemble (Piyush "Bobby" Jindal in 2012 after Obama makes an even bigger mess of everything)
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The year is 2020 and the gasoline tax is history.

Ridiculous! No tax ever goes away. A mileage tax will be simply overlayed on top of it.


14 posted on 07/01/2009 6:55:03 AM PDT by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: wrhssaxensemble

The year is 2030, and the Federal Government has issued new micro GPS devices to be embedded under our skin. President Albert Gore III has decided that since each citizen expels an excess of carbon dioxide every time they move, a movement tax will be issued based on how many meters are registered each month by each citizen. As he signed this bill into law, President Gore said to those present, “I wish my late father could be here to see his dream finally become reality.”


15 posted on 07/01/2009 6:55:08 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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Puts a whole new meaning “joy rides”....you could rack up the fees of selected friends. **Disclaimer: Yes I am only joking, was just having fun thinking of extra ways to pass the taxes to the democrats


16 posted on 07/01/2009 6:55:41 AM PDT by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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To: wrhssaxensemble

if you really beleive that the feds are going to scrap ANY tax, let alone the gas tax, you’re crazy - they’ll simply tack the miles-driven tax on top of it.

this scheme is merely the government finding yet another pocket to pick.


17 posted on 07/01/2009 6:56:24 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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hows about simply taking the gps device out of the car and leave it in the garage, then drive all you want....


18 posted on 07/01/2009 6:58:25 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: wrhssaxensemble
OK, this is nuts, but I'll play along for a while.

First, why the need for GPS? Odometer readings will give mileage driven. Is the gubmint gonna bill you continuously? Are you gonna get a text message telling you that you are going to the grocery store too often & need to plan your shopping better? Or, do they just want to track you?

Second, this makes fuel efficiency no longer a priority - big SUVs are back. The Greens ain't gonna like this, but the Saudis will.

What do the words “limited government” mean? Anything? Nothing?

19 posted on 07/01/2009 7:00:19 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: wrhssaxensemble

It’s only a matter of time before they install required fart detection and evaluation meters on your butt so they can charge you taxes on your methane emissions too! Who let the loonies take over Congress? The stupid American sheeple.

If you have to take a test to drive, why shouldn’t your intelligence to vote be tested too?


20 posted on 07/01/2009 7:02:32 AM PDT by texson66 (DemonRats: Remember: They have what it takes to TAKE WHAT YOU HAVE!)
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