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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default Miles Driven Seen as Fair Way to Pay for Highways

    I really do not like the idea of this at all!

    The idea of a U.S. tax based on miles driven went from untouchable to a matter for serious debate with a single quote.

    By telling reporters such a tax is “a fair way” to pay for highway improvements, incoming House transportation Chairman Bill Shuster last week revived a concept his own committee this year blocked from even being studied. President Barack Obama’s spokesman in 2009 rebuked the transportation secretary for discussing it.
    “To the general public, it smacks of Big Brother, which of course goes back to Orwellian books,” said Pete Rahn, a Republican former state transportation director in Missouri and New Mexico and now leader of the transportation practice at Kansas City-based HNTB Holdings Ltd., an engineering firm.
    Exactly!!
    A VMT system would require some way of measuring travel, creating the specter of the government tracking movements of every car and truck. Baker, who’s studied public opinion of a VMT tax for five years, said motorists are also concerned how secure data about their driving habits would be.
    Miles Driven Seen as Fair Way to Pay for Highways: Taxes - Bloomberg

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    I Am Rocking Now

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    Default Re: Miles Driven Seen as Fair Way to Pay for Highways

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! You don't want that

 

 

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