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The state gasoline tax of 52.9 cents per gallon could be replaced with a "miles driven fee" of $0.05 cents or so per mile driven, under state legislation proposed by a Bay Area lawmaker. - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...
originally posted by: dukeofjive696969
I dont get the usual foam the mouth responses, i remember when i was younger where i live people where talking for or againts adding a toll both for people coming in town to work, when people where saying why should i pay a fee to use the bridges and roads to come to work everyday.
I dont know maybe cause if you use the infrastructure more than others maybe you need to pay your part, i know its not american but heck why not.
originally posted by: boohoo
How are they proposing to track the mileage? Is it going to be a dongle under the dash, possibly with wi-fi like the smart meters? Or are they going to have a DMV clerk physically make note your odometer mileage every time you register your car? Also, what about mileage driven for business, will people be able to deduct it somewhere? The legislators are going to have to address this in some way because this kind of measure is essentially a partial tax on being employed. This kind of tax would also nullify any future minimum wage increase measures. Seems to me its going to cost them a fortune to enforce with all the old cars still on the road that might not be compatible with the tracking tech they are hoping to use.