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"It is not and will not be the policy of the Obama administration," the president's press secretary said.
With the administration's position seemingly clear, a special commission created by Congress is nonetheless endorsing those two ideas.
The report recommends moving to such a tax, which would mean equipping cars and trucks with a device that uses GPS technology to track the number of miles driven and compute the tax owed. The amount could be adjusted to charge more for travel during peak traffic hours.
Originally posted by secretstash
Why is it that the bad ideas never go away and keep coming back to the surface?
So even though the President (amazingly) is saying 'NO' to a mileage tax, Congress has taken it upon themselves to start a commission to implement this idea.
Originally posted by Crakeur
ahhh the stupidity of governments.
Simple solution to cure the ills of our nation.
1 cent federal sales tax on all sales over $1 in the US.
Even if half the sales go unreported, you'll still have plenty of money coming in and nobody is going to whine about a penny being tacked onto their sales.
Instead they go with something that involves equipping cars with gps and mileage trackers and developing a system to track, bill and collect the tax. And how will we pay for the equipment, the installation, the system?