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

    Quote Originally Posted by Binky View Post
    I'm sure one day the gov't will tax us every time we use toilet tissue and/or have sex.
    Will? Haven't you heard about the TP and copulation tax? It's in the bill along with the exhalation tax.
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    Re: Taxing mileage a 'practical option' for revenue enhancement

    Quote Originally Posted by Binky View Post
    I'm sure one day the gov't will tax us every time we use toilet tissue and/or have sex.
    use the toilet and have sex

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

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    use the toilet and have sex
    Well, not at the same time.
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    Re: Taxing mileage a 'practical option' for revenue enhancement

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Well, not at the same time.
    I certainly hope not!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I certainly hope not!
    I only use my laptop when I am parked. I see what driving and texting does.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    I only use my laptop when I am parked. I see what driving and texting does.
    ????? Did that one get posted in the wrong thread, by any chance?

    I'm trying to picture what kind of a "laptop" would be involved in the discussion above, and how driving and texting might be a part of it. Talk about multi tasking!

    Kind of messy, though.
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    Re: Taxing mileage a 'practical option' for revenue enhancement

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    So they want us to pay more for driving less? Better idea is to balance the budget and spend less
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    Re: Taxing mileage a 'practical option' for revenue enhancement

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    So they want us to pay more for driving less? Better idea is to balance the budget and spend less
    Well, considering that gas use is RESPONSIBLE for a certain amount of government expenditures, taxing it (and thereby reducing consumption) *is* one way to balance the budget and spend less. It will help reduce spending because if people aren't using as much gas, we won't need to spend as much on environmental cleanup, military power in the Middle East, highway maintenance, or oil-driven economic fluctuations...among other things. And to the extent that we DO need to spend money on those things, a gas tax will help balance the budget by raising revenue to pay for them.

    It makes sense to have a gas tax in place. When possible, it's a good idea to tax people for the externalities they create, instead of having society as a whole absorb them.
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    Re: Taxing mileage a 'practical option' for revenue enhancement

    Quote Originally Posted by Amazed View Post
    No, this only exposes the stupidity of the Progressive Agenda..they are far different.
    Many conservative economists have supported a gasoline tax, including Milton Friedman, Arthur Laffer, and Gregory Mankiw.
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    Re: Taxing mileage a 'practical option' for revenue enhancement

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Well, considering that gas use is RESPONSIBLE for a certain amount of government expenditures, taxing it (and thereby reducing consumption) *is* one way to balance the budget and spend less. It will help reduce spending because if people aren't using as much gas, we won't need to spend as much on environmental cleanup, military power in the Middle East, highway maintenance, or oil-driven economic fluctuations...among other things. And to the extent that we DO need to spend money on those things, a gas tax will help balance the budget by raising revenue to pay for them.

    It makes sense to have a gas tax in place. When possible, it's a good idea to tax people for the externalities they create, instead of having society as a whole absorb them.
    Wrong, you are seeing it is making for less money coming in so they are looking for a way to make it up

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