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Why we should consider a per-mile road tax
CNN ^ | 7:52 AM EST, Thu December 8, 2011 | By Michael D. Meyer, Special to CNN

Posted on 12/08/2011 8:01:15 AM PST by redreno

(CNN) -- Based on recent history and what's likely to happen to the nation's infrastructure, it's an inescapable conclusion: We will need new and different sources of funding if we are to have the type of transportation system that is needed to support economic prosperity.

For the past 75 years, the U.S. road network has provided the foundation for much of the nation's economic development. This network has not come without a cost; estimates are that the replacement value of the nation's roads is $1.3 trillion.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: driving; globalwarming; mileagetax; no; roads; tax; taxes; teaparty
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1 posted on 12/08/2011 8:01:16 AM PST by redreno
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To: redreno
Why we should just put socialists against the wall and just shoot them.

LLS

2 posted on 12/08/2011 8:02:55 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: redreno

In other words, we want “Mo Money” cause we done spent the other money you have us on Obamacare and Porkulus.


3 posted on 12/08/2011 8:03:02 AM PST by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: redreno

Say the people who live in NYC and don’t own cars.


4 posted on 12/08/2011 8:03:36 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: redreno

Hmmmm, silly me, but methinks that we’re already taxed per mile when we burn gas. An added “bonus” (to low IQ government slimes, at least) is that the more gas one burns per mile, the more tax is paid.

What part of this does CNN and the dim-bulb-crats not understand?

Shove your tax (and the rest of your data gathering sensors) up your smelly Obamas, CNN.


5 posted on 12/08/2011 8:03:43 AM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: redreno
Abolish "prevailing wage" contracts, which are merely requirements to hire union thugs, and then we can talk.

Until then, this is just union payoffs.

6 posted on 12/08/2011 8:04:06 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Holding our flawed politicians to higher standards than the enemy’s politicians guarantees they win)
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To: redreno
it's an inescapable conclusion:

And there they go. "You're either with us or you're wrong." Brilliant!

7 posted on 12/08/2011 8:04:48 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: redreno

I neglected to mention above that I believe that there was an added gasoline tax (in the 60s if memory is correct) that we were told was specifically for road maintenance.

Wonder where that went, welfare whores?

Again, shove it liberals.

CW-II is not far ahead.


8 posted on 12/08/2011 8:05:58 AM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: redreno
Per mile road tax? BS. Its another self licking ice-cream cone bureaucracy waiting to happen, basically taxing to support the tracking infrastructure required to make it work while invading your privacy as big brother tracks your movement.
9 posted on 12/08/2011 8:06:34 AM PST by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: redreno
We will need new and different sources of funding if we are to have the type of transportation system that is needed to support economic prosperity.

...or we could just spend the gas taxes on roads and bridges instead of bike paths and choo-choos.

10 posted on 12/08/2011 8:06:38 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I think we should plant trees on freeway medians, hang one socialist on each tree, and put up signs Your Tax Dollars At Work.


11 posted on 12/08/2011 8:07:24 AM PST by samtheman
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To: redreno
Oh... and obama and his union thugs already stole 1TRILLION dollars in infrastructure funding... I say shooting may be too good for them.

LLS

12 posted on 12/08/2011 8:07:30 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: Red Badger; Darksheare

Ping.


13 posted on 12/08/2011 8:08:09 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: crosshairs

Say the people who live in NYC and don’t own cars.

But,But you will be paying the tax for bus and taxi companies


14 posted on 12/08/2011 8:08:58 AM PST by molson209
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To: redreno
Great idea.....pay to make the road and keep it paved and then pay per mile to use it. Next up? Tax the Air, there's only so much to go around!

I hate these people.

15 posted on 12/08/2011 8:09:35 AM PST by liberalh8ter
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To: redreno
The fuel tax revenue stream will decline because of increasing motor vehicle fuel efficiency and the growing number of hybrid and electric vehicles on the road.

Government-imposed CAFE standards and subsidized hybrids & electrics combine to create a "problem" that can be solved with new taxes and more government intrusion.

16 posted on 12/08/2011 8:09:37 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: redreno

I already pay a per mile tax, its called federal and states gasoline tax.


17 posted on 12/08/2011 8:10:27 AM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: redreno
There are three costs:

Space cost at times of congestion, road damage from use and other maintenance costs (e.g. snow/ice removal).

The first is a time issue, the second a weight/suspension dynamics issue, and only the third a flat rate per/mile use cost.

A proper allocation of the costs is tough to do.

18 posted on 12/08/2011 8:10:33 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: redreno

Possibly if they take out the gas taxes at the pump, but that would never happen.


19 posted on 12/08/2011 8:11:33 AM PST by AU72
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To: redreno

Yeah, and in addition, they want to get into the actual mechanix of “monitoring” those miles.....and at the same time every other little thing you do/don’t do no matter how slight!!!!!

Semper Watching!
*****


20 posted on 12/08/2011 8:12:04 AM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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