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    Obama administration floats draft plan to tax cars by the mile

    The Obama administration has floated a transportation authorization bill that would require the study and implementation of a plan to tax automobile drivers based on how many miles they drive.

    The plan is a part of the administration's Transportation Opportunities Act, an undated draft of which was obtained this week by Transportation Weekly.

    The White House, however, said the bill is only an early draft that was not formally circulated within the administration.

    “This is not an administration proposal," White House spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said. "This is not a bill supported by the administration. This was an early working draft proposal that was never formally circulated within the administration, does not taken into account the advice of the president’s senior advisers, economic team or Cabinet officials, and does not represent the views of the president.”
    Obama administration floats draft plan to tax cars by the mile - The Hill's Floor Action

    Yes this isnt big brother at all... This would be a great article for the Onion if it wasnt so sad.
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    Re: Obama administration floats draft plan to tax cars by the mile

    My car does not get good mileage. I would support replacing the gas tax with a mileage tax

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    Yes this isnt big brother at all... This would be a great article for the Onion if it wasnt so sad.
    So what nefarious things do you think the government will do with the highly valuable information of how many miles you drive a year?

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    Re: Obama administration floats draft plan to tax cars by the mile

    “This is not an administration proposal," White House spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said. "This is not a bill supported by the administration. This was an early working draft proposal that was never formally circulated within the administration, does not taken into account the advice of the president’s senior advisers, economic team or Cabinet officials, and does not represent the views of the president.”
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Obama administration floats draft plan to tax cars by the mile

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    My car does not get good mileage. I would support replacing the gas tax with a mileage tax



    So what nefarious things do you think the government will do with the highly valuable information of how many miles you drive a year?
    What makes you think this would actually be instead of the gas tax?

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    Re: Obama administration floats draft plan to tax cars by the mile

    Did you read the last paragraph that you quoted?

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    Re: Obama administration floats draft plan to tax cars by the mile

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    What makes you think this would actually be instead of the gas tax?

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    You understand that this is all hypothetical anyway, right?
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Obama administration floats draft plan to tax cars by the mile

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    You understand that this is all hypothetical anyway, right?
    And your point is...

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    Re: Obama administration floats draft plan to tax cars by the mile

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    This is not an administration proposal," White House spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said. "This is not a bill supported by the administration. This was an early working draft proposal that was never formally circulated within the administration, does not taken into account the advice of the president’s senior advisers, economic team or Cabinet officials, and does not represent the views of the president.
    LOL! Some breaking news, huh!
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    Re: Obama administration floats draft plan to tax cars by the mile

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    LOL! Some breaking news, huh!
    It looks like the OP didn't read what he actually posted.


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    Re: Obama administration floats draft plan to tax cars by the mile

    I found this quote from the article interesting:

    "Among other things, CBO suggested that a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax could be tracked by installing electronic equipment on each car to determine how many miles were driven; payment could take place electronically at filling stations."

    This doesn't really have anything to do with revenues because vehicles are already taxed by mileage; the more you drive, the more gallons of fuel you need to buy, the more taxes you pay. Taxes are already paid at the pump, it's not like you can buy gas and choose not to pay the tax.

    Maybe the feds think that the business owners and states are not forwarding all of the tax monies? Or, this isn't a replacement tax but an additional tax? Whatever the reason, I don't want any electronic tracking devices in my car unless I put them there.

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