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(Komo)   As hybrids and increasingly fuel-efficient cars make it nearly impossible to finance road maintenance via gas tax, Washington State considers imposing per-mile driving tax. Your odometer reading, please   (komonews.com) divider line 9
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2012-12-08 03:18:51 AM  
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So, people who cause more wear and tear on the roads have to pay more to maintain them? Can we also adjust it to be based on vehicle weight?

If this hits Mississippi, there's going to be a record surplus.
2012-12-08 03:38:28 AM  
2 votes:
Just have Obama borrow more money from China. Hell, just lease the roads to China, and let them maintain them. They seem to be pretty good at that kind of shiat, well, at least when they were building our railroads.
2012-12-08 04:45:38 AM  
1 votes:
Most road damage is done by the weather. Shhh don't tell anyone.
2012-12-08 04:23:19 AM  
1 votes:
Don't we, in effect, buy cheap gas, and sell what we can get and make here for exhorbitant prices overseas?

If our gas consumption drops considerably(one would think it would if it's impacting state budgets), couldn't we outright sell the surplus?

IIRC of course, modern business practices are not my strong suit. In fact, not sure that I even have a strong suit.
2012-12-08 04:05:22 AM  
1 votes:

Dinjiin:
Besides, there is only so much weight than can be shaved from a vehicle without resorting to very expensive exotic materials. Most of the cutting edge alloys that automakers are currently eying shave only about 20% off the weight. Unless there is some unforeseen drop in the cost of manufacturing non-brittle composites, they're not going to be cost effective anytime soon.


I remember reading an article about how all the great gains by reducing car weight with superior, more advanced materials has been cancelled by the obesity epidemic.

The 201,305,105th way fat people ruin the world.
2012-12-08 03:40:27 AM  
1 votes:

lordargent: If more people stayed home, I would go out more often.


Nobody goes there anymore because it's too crowded.
2012-12-08 03:23:10 AM  
1 votes:

RedPhoenix122: So, people who cause more wear and tear on the roads have to pay more to maintain them? Can we also adjust it to be based on vehicle weight?


Fark headline in 2018: "As composite and increasingly lightweight cars make it nearly impossible to finance road maintenance via vehicle weight tax, Washington State considers imposing a per trip tax. Your number of engine starts this month, please."
2012-12-08 03:17:05 AM  
1 votes:
Reasons Montana Rules #6598543:

Hybrids pay MORE in vehicular tax per year.

/Enjoy your toxic chemicals, and the fact that your vehicle is more damaging to the environment than the oil you won't use!
2012-12-08 02:38:38 AM  
1 votes:
So, people who cause more wear and tear on the roads have to pay more to maintain them? Can we also adjust it to be based on vehicle weight?
 
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