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(Bloomberg)   I Can't Drive 55 ..... Miles: Abolishing the U.S. gasoline tax and replacing it with a levy based on miles driven could happen "tomorrow" regardless of hurdles   (bloomberg.com) divider line 19
    More: Interesting, Steve LaTourette, gasoline taxes, Federal Highway Administration, Infrastructure Committee, Highway Trust Fund, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Republican Main Street Partnership, House Transportation  
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2013-03-27 09:31:44 AM
21 votes:
Miles driven could replace gas tax, FARK COCK SHIATE BALLS, LaTourette says.
2013-03-27 09:34:15 AM
14 votes:
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'.
2013-03-27 10:47:27 AM
4 votes:

Elzar: My family is down to one fuel-efficient vehicle and I run commute. Go pay for your own highways gassholes...


GOOD FOR YEW

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2013-03-27 11:25:55 AM
3 votes:
My uncle has a country place that no one knows about. He says it used to be a farm, before the Motor Law.
2013-03-27 12:19:18 PM
2 votes:

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.
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Ya broke my heart, Flo.


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No me. I would do nasty, nasty things to Flo. I'd start by gently kissing her mega red lips and groping her more than ample behind. Slowly, I would work my way towards her hair bump which is where I would insert my manhood thrusting repeatedly while she yelled "I'll lower your insurance bill!! !" until I finally climaxed over her head and onto her FLO name tag on her until then, clean white smock.
2013-03-27 04:53:27 PM
1 votes:
My odometer broke a long time ago ... take that Mr. Not-in-Congress-Anymore LaTourette ... Imma gonna go egg your house tonight after work ... see you in hell!
2013-03-27 04:31:16 PM
1 votes:

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.


80% increase?

That's nothing.

When I lived in Michigan, they increased the sales tax 150%.  It went from 4% to 6%.  Amazingly, they called it a 2% increase in sales tax, which it also was.

Percentages are fun, aren't they?
2013-03-27 02:55:18 PM
1 votes:

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


So you drive 10 miles a day.  Buy a goddamn bike.
2013-03-27 02:35:24 PM
1 votes:

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.


What's a computer in the car?  Oh you mean that biatch box in modern pussy vehicles.  Yeah about that.  Old vehicles don't have those.

/old school roll
2013-03-27 01:41:38 PM
1 votes:
Can't we just sell the roads to a private company and they in turn charge us a toll to use the roads.  Private enterprise is always best.
2013-03-27 11:41:16 AM
1 votes:

grinding_journalist: Instead of increasing efficiency and utility of revenue already collected, let's just collect more.

The mantra of government.


Racist.
2013-03-27 11:30:49 AM
1 votes:
I don't  think it's enough to just pay by the mile. Let's keep the tax on gasoline, tax by the mile, and add tolls to all major highways.
But exclude all road related taxes for people over 65.
/ why yes, I am over 65.
2013-03-27 11:05:32 AM
1 votes:
Doesn't the gas tax already tax you per mile driven?  And at the same time that it encourages efficient vehicles?  If there is a shortfall, the rate can be increased.  I don't like the idea of a GPS dealiewhatsit logging all my travels to the feds.
2013-03-27 10:57:00 AM
1 votes:
Sounds like another way to raise taxes on the middle class/poor and cut taxes for the rich. Sounds fantastic.

Let's just go for a fair tax policy next so we can really tell these poverty stricken assholes to get a better job and carry their own weight.
2013-03-27 10:53:23 AM
1 votes:
So If I disconnect my spedometer/odometer, I can avoid the tax?
2013-03-27 10:48:34 AM
1 votes:

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).


How about we just cut the bullshiat stop it with these itemized taxes and just use a single income based progressive tax and set the amount at what we farking need to run and pay for shiat.

Sounds crazy I know
2013-03-27 10:48:32 AM
1 votes:

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'.


There simply are not enough drones....yet.
2013-03-27 09:19:05 AM
1 votes:

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).


I think the issue derives from the fact that nobody wants to raise the gas tax, and this would be a way to do so while letting your congressman argue "I didn't vote for no tax increases!" during his next reelection campaign.
2013-03-27 08:54:05 AM
1 votes:
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).
 
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