Hope and change, highway style

They want more, and more, and more, and more, and…

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.

This follows a March Congressional Budget Office report that supported the idea of taxing drivers based on miles driven.

Among other things, CBO suggested that a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax could be tracked by installing electronic equipment on each car to determine how many miles were driven; payment could take place electronically at filling stations.

The CBO report was requested by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-ND), who has proposed taxing cars by the mile as a way to increase federal highway revenues.

4 thoughts on “Hope and change, highway style”

  1. First heard this being floated around some months back & it floored me ~ anything to nail us. Big Brother on the move making sure we taxpayers crash + burn.

  2. Just think how this tax will affect our lives: Fire and Rescue, Police, Inter and intra state commerce, construction, garbage and trash pick-up, public and private school buses, food, gas, etc. etc. etc.

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