Thursday, May 5, 2011

Another Federal "Capture Revenue" Proposal

The Obama administration is floating another tax scheme that should be sunk immediately - taxing drivers by the mile.

The plan is part of a 498 page White House proposal called - and this is rich - the Transportation Opportunity Act. The "opportunity" referred to is the opportunity to take more of the money you earn through a VMT, or vehicle milage tax.

Specialized tracking equippment would need to be installed in every vehicle to electronically track miles driven. In other words, the government could potentially track not only how far you drive but where you go.

Knowing this might not sit too well with the public The Hill reports that an "awareness comunications" plan (translation: plan to indoctrinate the public) would likely be set up first.

While technically a draft, and not an actual bill, this proposal is clearly on the path to become another hideous reality of the desperate left.

It is just a bit comical to note that this proposal comes as a result of bullying the public into purchasing hybrid and electric cars. Bummer...those vehicles inadvertently result in less revenue for the tax-guzzling government to spend. No "mon" no fun!

Democratic Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota owned that in this statement reported by The Hill:

"Do we do gas tax?" Conrad asked. "Do we move to some kind of an assessment that is based on how many miles vehicles go, so that we capture revenue from those who are going to be using the roads who aren't going to be paying any gas tax, or very little, with hybrids and electric cars?"
The people's recourse is to loudly reject this proposal, and to "capture" power back from the left. November 2011 will be a great place to start.

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