Skip to comments.New pay-per-mile scheme would boost taxes 250 percent
Posted on 01/14/2013 2:32:31 PM PST by lowbridge
An on-again, off-again move by the Obama administration to scrap the federal gas tax in favor of a pay-per-mile fee would boost the tab to Americans as high as 250 percent, raising their current tax of 18.4 cents a gallon to as high as 46 cents, according to a new government study.
But without a tax increase, said the Government Accountability Office study, the government's highway fund is going to go dry. One reason the fund is going broke: President Obama's push for fuel efficient cars has resulted in better mileage, and fewer stops at the pump.
The GAO study is just the latest review of federal spending that paints a grim picture of the nation's infrastructure. Just keeping spending at current levels, the GAO said, would require a near doubling of the gas tax to 32 cents a gallon, and that would jump to as high as 46 cents should the federal government add spending to fix crumbling infrastructure and build new roads.
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These people are amazing. Regression analysis accurately predicts THE PAST. Raise taxes via a per mile basis? Watch the people change. Of course, we’re not supposed to be able to drive around freely, according to Agenda 21.
Deval Patrick wants a State Mileage Tax.
This would pretty much destroy me financially if it were to happen.
WA state has looked at it too.
Ray LaHood wants it for everyone.
Spending the taxes that were intended to build and repair roads, on mass transit and bike paths/lanes didn’t help either.
Or they could just get rid of CAFE requirements, open all federal lands back up for oil drilling and simply raise the gas tax.
Who am I kidding, right?
I see a rise in Segweys, Vespas and horses then. Maybe rickshaws.
“grim picture of the nation’s infrastructure?”...
The grim picture in the White House needs to be fixed first!!
The Obamareich wants nothing more than to put a GPS tracker in every car. The tax is just a cover for their real purpose.
They want a way to track the serfs as the go about their business.
There’s much they can learn. They will know where you go, when you go, and how fast you get there. They will know if you spend too much time at the target range, or if you attend Tea Party events. They will know where you work, and will correlate that with your tax returns. They will know who you associate with.
This is not a good thing.
Obama spent $1 trillion on a federal “stimulus”, most of which was supposed to go to infrastructure improvements (shovel-ready jobs).
The reality is that municipalities took this federal money and used it on projects that already had a source of funding. The displaced money was used to bolster government worker pension funds.
Result: few new projects were funded. We’re out $1T and almost nothing changed.
This is just another scheme to funnel money to under-funded union pensions, so that unions can continue to funnel money to the Democrats.
Approve nothing, unless it is designated for a specific and necessary infrastructure project.
So the poor sap who has to drive a cab for a living is going to get dinged while the ultra-rich Democrat living in walkable Manhattan pays next to nothing. The idiots who believe that Obama cares about the average working class family are in for a rude awakening. He cares about the special interests who support him (select parts of big business, unionsj, media and hollywood) and the welfare classes, who he can exploit to his benefit. Those who work for a living are going to get screwed from the guy making $20,000 per year to the guy making $2 million. Obama knows there’s not enough money taxing the so-called rich. A broad based consumption tax is the way to get money from everyone. As in Canada, they’ll give a rebate to the welfare class, but everyone else will pay.
Wow - they can track how far I drive, without a warrant but they can’t come up with a way to close our borders.
Another day in Obamaland. :)
I already pay per mile tax, that’s what those fed taxes on my purchase of gasoline are for.
You have no right to your money. We all have to share the wealth. /s
If they can do that, they can also track how fast you drive. Your ticket will arrive in the mail.
I have an idea. Quit spending millions on expensive signs at the side of roads reminding us that they’re spending stimulus dollars. $1 goes for potholes, $5 for spending signs, and $4 for administrative overhead of every $10. Gee, Obama is smart (not). Skip the signs that pat you on the back, spend every dollar fixing the damn road.