UPDATE NO. 1 10:30pm: Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs told reporters that Obama has stated that this will never be policy in his administration.
:: The mileage tax would be in lieu of the current federal gasoline tax
For the most part, I could get behind this. The problem is, you would then be punishing those who drive more efficient vehicles, as well as rewarding those who drive gas guzzlers. And, what about people who drive electric vehicles?
What do you think? From HUFFPOST:
WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he wants to consider taxing motorists based on how many miles they drive rather than how much gasoline they burn _ an idea that has angered drivers in some states where it has been proposed.
Gasoline taxes that for nearly half a century have paid for the federal share of highway and bridge construction can no longer be counted on to raise enough money to keep the nation's transportation system moving, LaHood said in an interview with The Associated Press.
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