If it’s 5 cents per mile, then you start getting screwed if you’re doing better than 52.9/5 = 10.5 MPG.
If I drive 24 miles in a 24 MPG car, that’s one gallon. That’s 52.9 cents of gas tax currently, or 24 x 5c = $1.20 in the proposed tax, for a car that is not very special at all.
Could this be right? A 40-MPG car, and there are plenty of them on the road, would pay $2.00 in tax for every gallon of gas instead of 52.9 cents?
The higher your MPG, the more you are screwed, it looks like. So much for trying to save a buck on gas and giving the environment a break.
I coulda had a V8!
LOL. So what’s new? Cut water usage and watch the rate go up to increase$$$$.
Property value go down? Guess what the acessed rate does?
There’s NEVER enough OPM for the Takers....
You are on the money. The whole thing is designed to steal, er... “raise”, more revenue, and someone has to lose. Brilliant effects of this scheme:
1) Punishes responsible people and rewards gas-guzzlers.
2) Gives the State a reason to encourage driving as much as possible. Once the State profits by something, they will foster it.
3) Requires more bureaucrats and technical infrastructure to collect, which will devour the increased revenues and cost everyone money and trouble even beyond the taxes themselves.
4) Promotes “innovation” (of new forms of tax-avoidance and corruption).
5) Undermines freedom and privacy to track mileage.
6) Opens the door to limits on how much you are allowed to drive, and/or tiered rates.
7) Gives State politicians free rein to set the fee per mile, resulting in endless increases and incentives for “contributions” to support or deny increases. (I think they are somewhat blocked by the federal gasoline tax from setting their own rates — that’s why they don’t simply keep the current system with higher tax per gallon).
8) Since equal taxation is “unfair”, politicians will quickly pander to their constituents by awarding mileage tax rebates and credits to those below a certain income, including rebates to those who don’t drive. Mileage rates will be raised to fund the subsidy. More political battles, lobbying, “contributions” etc.
This is a corruption bonanza. Perfect for California.
HAhahahahahha...screw the hippies driving their Prius.