Elzar: My family is down to one fuel-efficient vehicle and I run commute. Go pay for your own highways gassholes...
fireclown: slayer199: Pretty much this. You know the government will find a way to exploit that GPS data if available.It was the reason for my breakup with Progressive Flo.[www.curtisinsuranceagency.net image 314x319]Ya broke my heart, Flo.
FoxKelfonne: jaytkay: FoxKelfonne: So it's at least an 80% increase. Imagine the outrage if they suggested that you pay 80% more taxes in any other area.Cuz paying an extra $80 is EXACTLY like having your entire income taxed another 80%.I never suggested it was, but it's still an 80% tax increase, and it's pretty ridiculous. To use another "small tax" example. Current sales tax in Niagara County, NY is 8.75%. If both the state and county sales taxes increased by the same amount to result in an overall 80% increase in sales tax, you'd end up with a 15.75% sales tax rate.You can say that it's not a big deal, that you're now paying $1.16 for something that used to cost you $1.09, and that you're crying over pennies, but it adds up when you think of all the other taxes you already have to pay, and people even biatched when the sales tax went up from 8.5 to 8.75.
ProfessorOhki: Girion47: MrSteve007: farkturf: It's only fair. All those 1 percenters who can afford Teslas and other electric cars don't have to pay gas taxes now. How else would we be able to pay for the highways once electric cars get cheap enough for the rabble to afford?My all-electric Leaf only costs me $199 a month. How much a month do you spend on gas?I only get 21 mpg, I spend about 80 a month on gas.My rated MPG is 14 combined. I spend maybe $90/mo... where gas is $4+/gal
ZAZ: Who believes the gas tax would vanish?In my state the government already knows how many miles you drive. Once a year the inspection station plugs into your computer and gets a data dump. It would be easy to combine the mile tax and municipal property tax into one consolidated registration fee.Or they could just take 1.5 cents per mile target revenue times typical miles per year and charge $200 per year to register a car.
grinding_journalist: Instead of increasing efficiency and utility of revenue already collected, let's just collect more.The mantra of government.
OtherBrotherDarryl: How about a tax based on the number of miles driven but where there are incentives/penalties for driving more/less fuel efficient cars (ie, a gas tax).
markie_farkie: How about a tax on all the assholes who drive in the left lane TEN MILES UNDER the limit, and refuse to yield to faster traffic..And by 'tax', I mean 'drone strike'.
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