View Poll Results: Does it make sense that people driving more miles pay more tax?

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Thread: Does it make more sense that people driving most, pay the most tax?

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    Re: Does it make more sense that people driving most, pay the most tax?

    I'm sure that once this gets implemented, they are going to realize that it isn't just the miles but the size of the vehicle driving those miles. Then they will come up with a system where there will be different tiers of meter so that big vehicles will be taxed more. Then truck drivers will figure it out that it will be cheaper for them to put their truck meter in their passenger car and their passenger car meter in their truck.

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    Re: Does it make more sense that people driving most, pay the most tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    At first, yeah, that would probably happen. Over time things would start being shipped more by rail again, since it would be considerably cheaper. Then we'd have less semi trucks on the road, which would be fantastic.
    I'm not so sure.

    Semi-trucks (and other trucks) are far more flexible than trains - and would still be required for transporting goods from railways to their final destinations, especially if those destinations were not near a railway.
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    Re: Does it make more sense that people driving most, pay the most tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    those whom drive more already pay more in taxes.... they use more fuel, and pay those taxes... they use more tires, and pay those taxes.

    no reason on earth to put a lil black box in anyone's car.

    if the transportation fund is bankrupt, then the fed is seriously mismanaging that money.
    Absolutely correct. Much of gasoline and diesel prices now is added tax. Heavy users are already paying an additional fee. However, it does sound like a committee solution to a problem. Remember when the' committee set out to design a horse and produced a camel.' That's rhetorical.

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    Re: Does it make more sense that people driving most, pay the most tax?

    THE FUEL TAX ALREADY SERVES THAT PURPOSE. The more you drive, the more fuel you consume, and the more tax you pay. Furthermore, larger, heavier vehicles--those that do the most wear and tear on the roads--consume more fuel and pay more tax than the lighter ones that do little or no impact.

    The use of tracking devices to monitor driving is a horrible invasion of privacy and something government should NEVER do.

    Conclusion: The current fuel tax is fairer than any scheme idiot politicians can dream up. Don't mess with it.

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