New tax on number of miles you drive?

MentorGrad2002

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Yes. Certainly progressive at the very least. But that’s just semantics at that point. With our two-party system, you have to either identify liberal or conservative or you don’t have a political home.
Anyone who thinks Trump was a conservative is pretty stupid. Definitely more of a populist.

Then again you self identify as moderate so you really have very little awareness of what these terms mean clearly
 

lc5397

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Leftists like Pete and lc5397 think we should be doubled taxed. Of course because leftists love taxes.
Get rid of the gas tax and institute a mileage tax at a level that raises the necessary amount to maintain the country’s roads.
 

lc5397

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Because the money is wasted. Deal with government waste before you suggest taking more money from the citizenry.
The gas tax doesn’t raise sufficient funds to maintain the country’s transportation system.
 

AllSports12

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Cutting spending across the board by 10% saves almost $500 Billion.

That's a start....

Then we can get down to the serious cuts. (monies for hamster fight research, building golf courses on military bases, just to name a couple from years past)
 
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y2h

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I agree, but that’s not what the current GOP thinks. The GOP has been crucifying anybody who hasn’t stayed in lock stop with Trump as being a RINO/not true Republicans/not conservative enough.
Which is true.

Anyone who supported Biden isnt a conservative no matter what they tell themselves. The left is the antithesis of conservative policy.
 

chs1971

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I agree, but that’s not what the current GOP thinks. The GOP has been crucifying anybody who hasn’t stayed in lock stop with Trump as being a RINO/not true Republicans/not conservative enough.
You're a dope. Most of the GOP leadership loathes Trump.
 
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chs1971

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Get rid of the gas tax and institute a mileage tax at a level that raises the necessary amount to maintain the country’s roads.
No. Within the larger issues of conservation and pollution, the gasoline tax accomplishes two goals. It encourages people to drive less and it encourages people to drive a more fuel efficient vehicle. Plus a mileage tax is not as easily collected and necessitates a new bureaucracy to collect it, which wastes both time and money.

The gas tax is better policy and the means to collect it is already in place and being used.
 
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lc5397

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No. Within the larger issues of conservation and pollution, the gasoline tax accomplishes two goals. It encourages people to drive less and it encourages people to drive a more fuel efficient vehicle. Plus a mileage tax is not as easily collected and necessitates a new bureaucracy to collect it, which wastes both time and money.

The gas tax is better policy and the means to collect it is already in place and being used.
Some valid points. At this point, I’m more concerned with paying for infrastructure. And the more you encourage fuel efficient and EVs, the less gas tax you’ll collect.
 
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