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    Re: Taxing mileage a 'practical option' for revenue enhancement

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Why do you think that CSA 2010 is going to mandate qualcoms for all commercial vehicles, by 2014? Taxing mileage was part of the plan all alone.
    CSA 2010 is about control and money. I do not have a computer in my truck I think my company will fight this. All communication is still done by phone.

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    Re: Taxing mileage a 'practical option' for revenue enhancement

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I'd just switch to public transport... as soon as the rail is built..
    Problem is it will raise the cost anything you buy

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    Re: Taxing mileage a 'practical option' for revenue enhancement

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    Think of it like income and sales tax. They tax you when you make the money and when you spend the money. In this case, they tax you when you buy the gas and when you use the gas.
    Isn't that double taxation? I thought that was supposed to be illegal.
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    Re: Taxing mileage a 'practical option' for revenue enhancement

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Ya. The current gas tax isn't really sufficient to pay for all the externalities associated with driving though, but it would be far easier to simply raise it than to create an entirely new type of tax. Especially one as cumbersome and impractical as a mileage tax.
    Its plenty sufficient.....we dont have revenue probelms....we have spending problems.....


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    Re: Taxing mileage a 'practical option' for revenue enhancement

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    Its plenty sufficient.....we dont have revenue probelms....we have spending problems.....


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    8% +_ in 1967 was about 30% of the cost of a gallon of regular (25.9cents). 37 cents +_ in 2008 was about 9% of the cost ($4 a gallon more or less at that time)
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    Re: Taxing mileage a 'practical option' for revenue enhancement

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    Well Democrats already tried taxing exhalation.........so your probably right.....
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    Actually, Republicans in Minnesota raised taxes on inhaling and exhaling. If your mouth had a cigarette in it, anyway.

    So when Tim Pawlenty's running for President (which he is), and he comes and says he didn't raise taxes, it's BS. He called it a "health impact fee," but it was raising the tax on a pack of smokes.

    I don't want you all saying that he would make a good President because he didn't raise taxes. I'm saving you now from looking like an ass in a year.

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    Re: Taxing mileage a 'practical option' for revenue enhancement

    Scary thoughts:

    1. They put these sensors in, then decide that you should ONLY have to drive XX miles a week/month. If you drive more then that, they increase the taxes paid.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Taxing mileage a 'practical option' for revenue enhancement

    Not a fan of this, enforcement would be too complicated.

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    Re: Taxing mileage a 'practical option' for revenue enhancement

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Not a fan of this, enforcement would be too complicated.
    That's my main concern, plus it seems completely redundant...
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    Re: Taxing mileage a 'practical option' for revenue enhancement

    I'm sure one day the gov't will tax us every time we use toilet tissue and/or have sex.

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