Obama Floats Plan to Tax Cars by the Mile

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    Obama administration floats draft plan to tax cars by the mile - The Hill's Floor Action

    Now, I heard about this (also) on the radio, yesterday and it isn't quite the way the Hill is reporting it.

    The idea would be to FORCE YOU TO PAY TO HAVE A DEVICE ATTACHED TO YOUR CAR.

    This device would count how many miles you drive, and the tax would be collected as you fill up your car with gas.

    The report also noted the White House was also looking into the same scheme.

    Now I don't believe that Obama doesn't want something just like this. It goes right along with his Tax and Cap idea.

    Incidentally, it's not just Democrats on the Federal level that want this. Several Democrats on state levels, such as Washington, have floated this idea.

    Just be aware it's out there and it's another thing we have to fight.
     
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    Economy in the shitter. Jobs are scarce. Wages are falling. So what's Obama's thinking about?

    Taking more of our money.

    What a fuckin' idiot. Barack Obama: Enemy of the People.
     
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    Another broken record playing.

    One more time (for the last time......)

    The proposal was included in a draft of the administration's Transportation Opportunities Act, but a White House spokesman said it "was not an administration proposal."

    "This is not a bill supported by the administration," White House spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said. "This was an early working draft proposal that was never formally circulated within the administration, does not take into account the advice of the president’s senior advisers, economic team or Cabinet officials, and does not represent the views of the president."

    White House disowns plan to tax car mileage - The Hill's Transportation Report
     
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    Sure......... why shouldn't we believe White House spokes people, the've been so transparent and truthful so far?:razz::lol::lol: How many accounts have we heard on that Bin Laden take down?:cool: Who came up with this bullshit in the first place???? Where did it appear from? I know where it didn't come from....... it certainly didn't come from a Republican or an independent.
     
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    A draft of a transportation bill written by the Obama administration sets out a plan for taxing drivers for every mile they drive. The idea has backers in Congress who say fuel taxes won't keep paying for roads much longer. It won't work. But here's a plan that will. Update!

    Read more: Why Obama's plan to tax cars by the mile is wrong
     
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    Dont we already pay a per gallon federal gas tax (and state in my state)

    Why yes we do...huh doubletaxatoin FTL
     
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    Good way to get your ass voted out of office in one big assed hurry.
     
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    He can float it. And the GOP better fucking sink it.
     
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    allow me to translate "we trotted this dog out, but now that we see it really won't hunt, we're going to back off. we'll try again later."

    :lol:

    i don't think this is what they meant by transparent....
     
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    I gotta say, I love some Conservatives.

    You guys are really getting "outraged" about a fight you already won? This isn't going to happen, it's too unpopular. Hense the reason the administration backed off it completely.
     

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