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Obama Floats Plan to Tax Cars by the Mile

May 6, 2011
Pete Kasperowicz, The Hill

The Obama administration has floated a transportation authorization bill that would require the study and implementation of a plan to tax automobile drivers based on how many miles they drive.

The plan is a part of the administration’s Transportation Opportunities Act, an undated draft of which was obtained this week by Transportation Weekly.

The White House, however, said the bill is only an early draft that was not formally circulated within the administration.

“This is not an administration proposal,” White House spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said. “This is not a bill supported by the administration. This was an early working draft proposal that was never formally circulated within the administration, does not taken into account the advice of the president’s senior advisers, economic team or Cabinet officials, and does not represent the views of the president.”

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  1. Rwolf permalink
    May 8, 2011 11:19 am

    Government forced installation of electronic equipment on each car to determine how many miles were driven, masks what amounts to Police State tracking and monitoring the every nuance of Citizens lives when traveling by vehicle. No doubt US Government agencies including IRS and local police and government contractors, would use this (no-warranted vehicle tracking) as probable to question and arrest Citizens alleged to have committed crimes or participated in criminal conspiracies based only on where an owner’s vehicle traveled and stopped. Vehicle owners would start out guilty having to prove they weren’t driving their car or were not exercising criminal intent.

    This vehicle travel tax plan would unfairly tax salesmen dependent on vehicle travel to make a living, that now must pay for unaffordable gas, especially real estate agents and manufacturing representatives. This selective travel tax is similar to the 3.8% tax buried in Obamacare, which will tax all sales of all real estate 3.8% when real estate is sold whether or not a homeowner has equity to pay the Medicare Tax. This tax selectively targets one class—Property Owners. This tax will damage the incentive to invest in real estate or new real estate construction, damaging the construction, finance and real estate industry, dwarfing the amount of taxes the Obama government is attempting to collect taxing real estate sales 3.8%.

    The White House is painted the wrong color. The White should be repainted bright Red.

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