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    Should GPS be installed inside vehicles in order to charge mileage taxes

    Should tracking devices be installed inside vehicles in order to charge mileage taxes?


    Albany Democrat Herald: Archived Articles
    A year ago, the Oregon Department of Transportation announced it had demonstrated that a new way to pay for roads — via a mileage tax and satellite technology — could work.

    Now Gov. Ted Kulongoski says he’d like the legislature to take the next step.

    As part of a transportation-related bill he has filed for the 2009 legislative session, the governor says he plans to recommend “a path to transition away from the gas tax as the central funding source for transportation.”

    What that means is explained on the governor’s website:

    “As Oregonians drive less and demand more fuel-efficient vehicles, it is increasingly important that the state find a new way, other than the gas tax, to finance our transportation system.”

    According to the policies he has outlined online, Kulongoski proposes to continue the work of the special task force that came up with and tested the idea of a mileage tax to replace the gas tax.

    The governor wants the task force “to partner with auto manufacturers to refine technology that would enable Oregonians to pay for the transportation system based on how many miles they drive.”
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    Re: Should GPS be installed inside vehicles in order to charge mileage taxes

    We already pay vehicle taxes, sales taxes on the vehicle, fuel taxes, and sales taxes on the fuel, any more taxes are already ridiculous, but even more so is having government saying they have a right to know your driving habits, range, or locations.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Should GPS be installed inside vehicles in order to charge mileage taxes

    The governor wants the task force “to partner with auto manufacturers to refine technology that would enable Oregonians to pay for the transportation system based on how many miles they drive.”
    And the bailout money is going to fund this? Whose going to pay for this? And I should trust Big Brother because he told me also of the WMDs in Iraq. Don't think so.


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    Re: Should GPS be installed inside vehicles in order to charge mileage taxes

    I'd rather have a gasoline tax. It would be an easier, less intrusive, more efficient, more environmental way of charging user fees for the roads. And it would have the added benefit of improving our national security.
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    Re: Should GPS be installed inside vehicles in order to charge mileage taxes

    Higher mileage vehicles translate into less money for the governement via gasoline taxes. This is simply a move by the government to assure it's income in the event a high percent of the good citizens really do start buying them.

    The principle is already in use. Anyone that travels turnpikes and uses EZPass or something similar is paying based on miles driven and their movements could be/are being easily tracked by the system.

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    Re: Should GPS be installed inside vehicles in order to charge mileage taxes

    Hell ****ing no!
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    Re: Should GPS be installed inside vehicles in order to charge mileage taxes

    I'm not worried, as I just cannot see any possible way something like this could ever get abused.
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    fyi Re: Should GPS be installed inside vehicles in order to charge mileage taxes

    Isnt it just easier to tax gazoline? Thats sort of a milage tax.

    What you are actually saying here just sounds like an excuse to surveillance cars.
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    Re: Should GPS be installed inside vehicles in order to charge mileage taxes

    Stupid idea. It's intrunsive, expensive, hard to enforce, and doesn't do anything to encourage efficiency because a Pruis owner would pay the same tax as a Hummer owner.

    Tax gas instead and let the market work in terms of allocating resources to become more efficient.

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    Re: Should GPS be installed inside vehicles in order to charge mileage taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Isnt it just easier to tax gazoline? Thats sort of a milage tax.

    What you are actually saying here just sounds like an excuse to surveillance cars.
    Bingo! That's why most people would be opposed to it. Pretty much your right to transit, property, and privacy would all be breached in one move.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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