It never ends.


The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) this week released a report that said taxing people based on how many miles they drive is a possible option for raising new revenues and that these taxes could be used to offset the costs of highway maintenance at a time when federal funds are short.

The report discussed the proposal in great detail, including the development of technology that would allow total vehicle miles traveled (VMT) to be tracked, reported and taxed, as well as the pros and cons of mandating the installation of this technology in all vehicles…

…Conrad said in response that federal funds are tight, and in asking for recommendations on how to raise that money, he noted the possibility of a VMT tax as a way to solve the problem of collecting less in taxes as people move to more fuel-efficient vehicles…

Here’s and idea, quit spending.

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6 thoughts on “It never ends.

  1. Soooo….back from my little skiing hiatus. Hmmm, are they going to charge less for western states where we drive many more miles but have a smaller population density, thereby putting less wear and tear on the highways? Another knee jerk reaction tax like the luxury tax. What a bunch of morons. Do they get their lobotomies before or after swearing in?

  2. They just don’t care. It’s about them taking money to give to thier friends that pay them back. They don’t care a lick about the country. That’s the polical class we’ve created.

    Where did you go skiing?

  3. Spent two weeks in the truck camper finishing up my commitment to Monarch. Great spring skiing ending with a couple of days of real winter. Two weeks by myself in a camper is a lot, but the skiing was so worth it.

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