Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) has introduced a bill (H.R. 6662) that would require the Treasury Department to tax cars for each mile they drive.
The Democrat Blumenauer, not surprisingly, called this an “innovative solution” to boost up reduced highway funds. He looks at it as an investment in our roads, when in fact, a “mile tax” would be just the opposite: it would crush middle class and commercial industry and hit consumers hard. It may well be an investment, but only in our destruction.
And right after that, a draft transportation bill from the Department of Transportation proposed studying a VMT program, going so far to talk about the creation of a Surface Transportation Revenue Alternatives Office, which could be set up to study the issue.
Don’t you wish every time you “needed” money for something you could turn around and tax someone?
It actually fits right in with Agenda 21’s ultimate goal, which is to limit the damage you can do to the earth. If you are huddled together in urban areas and forced to use public transportation, you and your individual little vehicle traveling whenever and wherever you want to go will no longer be a threat to the planet.
Fax Congress now and let them know what a ridiculous proposal this is, and how much it will hurt our economy, especially the middle class!
And who do you think is going to bear the ultimate cost of these “tax by the mile” devices? (Oh and P.S. we already have such a device on our car, but don’t tell Congress: it’s called an odometer) Your automobile manufacturer, the trucking company who moves the goods, the retail outlet that sells them…none of these people are going to be charitable and eat the increased cost. You are. So not only will you pay on the backside in the form of a tax, you’ll pay with every vehicle you purchase and every commodity you buy.
We don’t need more taxes, and taxing us for every mile we drive would be a huge national burden designed only to give government more power over you and ultimately, more money. So that way they can stay in power and think up of other ridiculous and frivolous ways to tax us.
Tell them, NO.
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