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    Default The new gas tax.. by the mile..

    Forget the gas tax - a driving tax may be next


    Driving tax gains favor as gas tax funds fall short - May. 18, 2011

    Because greater fuel economy is letting motorists drive more miles using less gas, the current gas tax that funds the federal government's efforts to build and maintain highways isn't generating enough money.
    I guess they will get it one way or another..



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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    Forget the gas tax - a driving tax may be next


    Driving tax gains favor as gas tax funds fall short - May. 18, 2011


    I guess they will get it one way or another..


    Don't they always Crazy? We are damned if we do and damned if we don't

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    Default Re: The new gas tax.. by the mile..

    One more reason to drive a classic car (or at least not a brand new one), if they do this electronically. I bet they check mileage when you register the car each year, though.

    (Yeah, this one's mine...a 1977 Pontiac Can Am. Slightly the worse for wear about now, really needs to be restored.)


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    Nice car TropicDave!! I used to have a 68 Mustang that was beautiful. Unfortunately I let my x-husband trade it in for a pick up truck. What was I thinking!!! Oh well, it wouldn't do me much good here at almost 7000 ft. elevation and dusty, dirty roads. It was perfect when I lived in CA.

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    What a bunch of hypocrites!!!!!! Fuel taxes are supposed to build roads ..bridges and up keep of same...The states with the HIGHEST tax have the WORST roads and bridges..I'm at my summer home in upstate New York where fuel for my Duramax is now $ 4.39 per gallon and most of these pig trails are not fit to drive on.........Where Is all that fuel tax money being spent???? Also Back in 1979.I was hauling VW Rabbit diesels that got 50 + MPG...With all the technology gained in the last 32 years...........Why are vehicles struggling to get thirty MPG ??? today??? Corrupt government agencies are wasting our tax money ( all tax types ) and big oil is buying and copy writing the technology that would give us 100 MPG..

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    Default Re: The new gas tax.. by the mile..

    Ford fiesta has diesel that get 65 to the gal but it's diesel and dirty so you can't have it.

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    Default Re: The new gas tax.. by the mile..

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Tex View Post
    What a bunch of hypocrites!!!!!! Fuel taxes are supposed to build roads ..bridges and up keep of same...The states with the HIGHEST tax have the WORST roads and bridges..I'm at my summer home in upstate New York where fuel for my Duramax is now $ 4.39 per gallon and most of these pig trails are not fit to drive on.........Where Is all that fuel tax money being spent???? Also Back in 1979.I was hauling VW Rabbit diesels that got 50 + MPG...With all the technology gained in the last 32 years...........Why are vehicles struggling to get thirty MPG ??? today??? Corrupt government agencies are wasting our tax money ( all tax types ) and big oil is buying and copy writing the technology that would give us 100 MPG..
    You got it. It's not in the best interests of either the oil companies nor the auto industry (or the industries that support either) to have too much efficiency or longetivity in vehicles. Otherwise profits might go down, and there's too much investment that they've made in infrastructure to let go of it now.

    Unfortunately, what's best for the consumer isn't usually also what's best for the companies.

    Like everything else, it'll all have to crash down before real change will occur.

 

 

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