Saturday, April 2, 2011

New Front-Runner For Worst Idea of the Decade

See, this is the kinda thing that causes armed uprisings.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) this week released a report that said taxing people based on how many miles they drive is a possible option for raising new revenues and that these taxes could be used to offset the costs of highway maintenance at a time when federal funds are short.

The report discussed the proposal in great detail, including the development of technology that would allow total vehicle miles traveled (VMT) to be tracked, reported and taxed, as well as the pros and cons of mandating the installation of this technology in all vehicles.

Did these chunderbuckets listen to a single thing that was said in the last 6 months? We are broke. And it ain't because we're not taxed enough.

Seriously. Who do they think they are? They spend us into oblivion, then suggest as their solution not only an impossible tax, but a whole now bureaucracy whose sole purpose is to track the movements of every American.

This is a free country. I'm a free man. This suggestion is an obscenity.

1 comment:

  1. Also, isn't taxing gas (which, of course, they already do) a far more efficient way of taxing how much we drive?