Pay by the mile

Leave it up to our Democrat friends to find innovative means to tax Americans.  Try this one on for size.  Tax the vehicle-miles traveled (VMT).  The Congressional Budget Office says that this will make us more efficient with our trips to the store and result in greater awareness of the cost of using the nation’s highways.  The reality is simply that they have squandered our dollars on other things and now need more to repair roads.  Those of you who drive 40,000 miles a year because you have to, can only image the impact on your budget.  Can you say higher taxes, increased cost for automobiles, outrageous compliance costs?  I say NO, Senator Kent Conrad, let’s just properly manage what we currently pay.

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