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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Encourage lower fossil fuel consumption? Don't be silly.

I can't believe this story.

States Mull Taxing Drivers By Mile


"tax-by-mile advocates say it may be the only way to ensure that fuel efficiency doesn't prevent smooth sailing down the road."

Right. Wouldn't want to encourage people to drive more efficient cars.

6 Comments:

  • That is complete B.S.! What about taxing ppl with giant, several-ton SUV's that are harder on the roads, than smaller cars are? For crissakes, who comes up with these hair-brained ideas? Now I'm all pissy and ready to write to my Congressperson. Hmph!

    By Anonymous jeni, at 4/20/2005 3:30 PM  

  • That is complete B.S.! What about taxing ppl with giant, several-ton SUV's that are harder on the roads, than smaller cars are? For crissakes, who comes up with these hair-brained ideas? Now I'm all pissy and ready to write to my Congressperson. Hmph!

    By Anonymous jeni, at 4/20/2005 3:30 PM  

  • Ridiculous! Bah.

    By Blogger Abigail, at 4/20/2005 10:19 PM  

  • Wow. Unbelievable.

    ~ Christina

    By Blogger Christina, at 4/21/2005 7:20 PM  

  • I wonder how many people would start rolling their odometers back to avoid the tax.

    By Blogger justcinful, at 4/28/2005 8:21 AM  

  • I don't buy it. OK, one university is doing a study, but privacy advocates on both sides will shoot this down. The state gets to keep a trace of everywhere you drove in your car? No way.

    Maybe they could just check your odometer when you renew your plates & calculate a tax based on that. That seems fair. If you drive more miles, you used the roads more, so pay up. If you didn't drive those miles in California.. them's the breaks.

    Just an idea....

    By Blogger spinnity, at 4/29/2005 5:54 PM  

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