LaHood’s mile tax suggestion out of gas

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    Is there ever a tax that some politicians don't like.....it always starts somewhere....

     
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    You're pretty much paying penalties for driving gas guzzlers. I get 13/17 with my truck and 17/24 with my car and both have 30 gallon tanks. A person with smaller, more gas efficient vehicles will pay less in gas and get much farther. So the people with gas guzzlers are already paying a lot more in taxes.
     
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    I have a better idea. If governments really need to increase tax revenues, why don't they tax the air we breath? When you go to the doctor, your doctor could test your lungs to see how much air you take in on average. This information could be sent to Big Brother, and they could send you a monthly tax bill based on how much air you breath. Anyone interested in saving money could choose to quit breathing. Just think of the health care savings.
     
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    you better hope none of the democrats in congress reads this



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    This isn't a Democratic tax policy.

    This isn't a Republican tax policy, either.

    This is a solution to a problem we do not have.

    The user tax on gasoline is a perfectly sensible system for taxation if we must tax gas at all.
     
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    Mileage is already taxed. You drive more miles, you fill up more, you pay tax at the pump. You don't drive so much, you buy less gas, you pay less tax. All this appears to be is an excuse for Government to get people used to having some sort of monitoring system in their cars.
     
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    Why would the government need to know how much we drive? Are you worried that sometime in the future they might want to tell us exactly how much we can drive, and that this could be used as a tool to restrict how much we drive?
     
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    I can think of several reasons the Government would want devices in vehicles. As to what exactly they have planned,I can only guess. The only thing I know for sure is that the reason given in this instance for GPS devices is redundant. We are already taxed by mileage.
     
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    Nothing about this proposal makes sense as it regards tax revenue.

    Ergo it probably isn't entirely paranoid to assume that the real reason this so called change in taxation plan is being floated is something other than the stated purpose.

    In order to really get a handle on how much people drive, there would have to be some mechanism which constantly monitored our movements.

    Because that's about the ONLY reason our government would even consider changing the gasoline tax system we have right now.

    What we have now is the most efficient way to tax people for driving, plus it is the most accurate way to tax people for driving, too.

    This proposed system simply makes no sense EXCEPT to serve some other unstated purpose.
     
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    what about the guy who needs a vehicle for the job,like a truck,his cost will just be passed on to his customers.....how about those who HAVE to drive to work.....a stupid idea by people not in the REAL world...
     

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