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What if Obama/his admin proposed taxing drivers by how many miles they drove?

Is this an idea you might support?

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The Obama administration has floated a transportation authorization bill that would require the study and implementation of a plan to tax automobile drivers based on how many miles they drive.

The plan is a part of the administration's Transportation Opportunities Act, an undated draft of which was obtained this week by Transportation Weekly.


http://thehill.com/images/stories/blogs/flooraction/Jan2011/draftdot.pdf



http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/159397-obama-floats-plan-to-tax-cars-by-the-mile

 
grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 1:38 PM on May. 5, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (27)
  • No, of course not. We already pay tax on the gas we put into our cars. We pay for the tags every year to keep our car registration current (that's a tax). Many of us pay property tax for the "privilege" of owning our car. We pay taxes to pay for road maintenence. How many more taxes do they think we can afford to pay?

    If this group is idiotic enough to pass this into law, I will use a lot more leather and a lot less rubber.
    May-20

    Answer by May-20 at 1:47 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • No I wouldnt support that. What about independent truck drivers? Or companies who bring goods to and from>? If they are taxed more then itll raise prices even more then we are seeing.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 1:40 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • That's their end run around the hybrid and electric car owners. They aren't making enough off them in gas tax anymore. Bad idea, but that just means they're more likely to push it.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:59 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • Well, considering the average commute is 19 miles one way I would say that would really suck...and not help the job situation any at all.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:39 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • no, i wouldn't support it. the thing is, i bet 'they' use up a lot more mileage/fuel/$$ flying to&fro than the average joe does in his car, even if he's just goofing off.
    just another case of 'them' and 'little us'.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 1:46 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • What about those of use who do things like mail delivery? I drive 140 miles a day, 6 days a week other than fed. holidays, and if DH has to sub his route, he drives 110 miles a day. He isn't an OTR trucker anymore but what about them? DH used to put on hundreds of miles a day. Yeah, if they try that, there will be hell.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:02 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • I wouldn't support that at all.
    chaiteamomma

    Answer by chaiteamomma at 1:43 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • Noway!
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 1:46 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • They didn't...

    If they do..I'll respond


    If you are mentally incapable of considering a hypothetical situation, why bother responding to questions about hypothetical situations in the first place?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:35 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • I'd definitely be screwed :( My children's school isn't very close to me either (about 8 miles one way), so minimum of 32 miles a day, 4 days a week. This does not include me taking youngest to her school, which is slightly closer.

    No, I will never support this!
    hopeandglory53

    Answer by hopeandglory53 at 2:11 PM on May. 5, 2011