Doesn't that interfere with their "green" social engineering?
How do they know how far you’ve gone? Are we talking more toll booths or tracking devices? If I know government, they’re working on the latter.
GAH! When are these people going to stop?! We are getting bad ideas from the Leftist control freaks at the rate of about ten per hour.
I’m sure the loons in Portland and Eugene will be more than happy to pay. That’s what all the libs and rinos advocate for after all.
I love that idea, we should raise taxes on all green products like solar panels too
Here in Maryland if you put solar panels on your house the taxpayers pay for half of them, and the other consumers of electric who don’t have them pay for the electric you need that the panels dont produce like at night by mandate.
And once that’s in place, they’ll simply add a five-word clause and amend the statute to include gasoline-powered vehicles.
Going to start a new black market I see. These rats are sure smart!
[Less than 1,000 of Oregon's 3.2 million passenger vehicles are currently plug-in hybrid or electric. By 2021, however, the number is expected to spike to 75,000, said Whitty.]
A mileage tax is a great idea, as long as they eliminate the gasoline tax.
The database is being assembled.
In Pennsylvania drivers are requested to submit the odomoter reading when renewing tags (only for mail-in at this point, not through the DOT on-line services) and safety inspection mechanics record the odometer onto a paper ledger.
In counties where emission inspection is required the odometer reading is digitally transmitted to the DOT as part of the testing process.
Grab your ankles—it’s coming!
Public policy lesson 101:
Most highway construction and maintenance funding comes from “liquid fuels taxes”.
If vehicles consume less liquid fuels there is less revenue, but their useage/damage does not decrease.
The money must be made up some way, some how.
Driving a big azz vehicle, I don’t want to “subsidize” the Prius fleet. Note that most Priuses sport Ø bumper stickers—so they are “takers” very content with that status quo.
When mileage based road taxes were first proposed in my state I protested to my assemblyman that many of my neighbors live back 1/4 to 1/2 mile or longer private lanes; therefore much of their annual mileage is on their own private property.
He responeded—correctly—that with liquid fuels taxation they are being taxed on fuel that will never benefit them directly. Same difference.
Any scheme that involves GPS trackers to record mileage will not be reliable but will destroy privacy of travel.
This looks like one of those rare liberals screwing liberals occasions where its just fun to watch.
--That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
This starts like all the other new taxes by taxing a small constituentcy and then balloons to ensnare the rest of the public in something that will give the government power to monitor your movements and further, will hit people entrepreneurs who make their livings in cars or trucks with a huge economic bite!!!
This will kill a whole bunch of GANG-GREEN birds with just one gall stone!!!
It's also a continuation of the wretched "War on the West" since we don't wish to crowd into urban compaction with miserable mass transit, walking commutes in deep blue cities and as they put it... "getting America back on it's feet!"
I don’t think they are in any way serious about “Global Warming”. The carbon tax is simply another excuse to tax, and now the per mile tax is to grab those who evade that tax.