They will more likely pass a hundred little fee and tax hikes, each time they will point to how small it is.
“It’s just a tiny increase, why worry?”
The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing.” Jean Baptiste Colbert
These small tax increases are just boiling the water for the frog.
They should immediately tax cars at their face value—doubling the price.
Then the frogs might notice.