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A House committee chairman wants to enact a mileage-based tax now rather than wait years to test the idea.
Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn., said he sees no point in waiting since such a tax system is inevitable as gasoline tax revenues decline.
"Why do we need a pilot program? Why don't we just phase it in?" said Oberstar, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman. Oberstar is drafting a transportation bill that is around a half trillion dollars.
Originally posted by Wildbob77
How dare those hybrid drivers think they can avoid paying their fair share.
... now they're talking about taxing my milage to get to where I work, and pay even more taxes? Not to mention the fact that I pay taxes on gas and my car already.
They would literally be taxing us to go pay more in taxes at wherever we're driving to go spend money.
The real trouble with this mileage tax is that fuel taxes won't go away. The government never fails to keep a tax in place even when they say they will eventually repeal it.
Anyway this guy (Rep. Oberstar) is a tax hound. And the tax as you drive is obsurd.
Originally posted by Heatburger I live in BFE and have to commute to work, and now they're talking about taxing my milage to get to where I work, and pay even more taxes? Not to mention the fact that I pay taxes on gas and my car already.