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Thursday, June 7, 2012

New Auto Driving Tax: Your Car Will be Tagged with a Chip

States across the nation are experimenting with a new system of taxation. In addition to taxing gasoline, states will also tax miles driven. That’s right. It’s called double taxation. You pay at the pump for the fuel you need to drive. Then you pay for the miles driven. “But grandma, what big teeth you have!” “Uppers and lowers, sweetie.” Here is the problem. Cars are getting more fuel efficient. So they use less gasoline. They use up the asphalt, but they don’t pay as much to do this as in the good old days. Something must be done. The solution: an entire new bureaucracy to monitor our driving habits. Computers! Chips! Data bases! Confusion! Couldn’t the states just raise the gasoline tax?
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The Tea Party Economist 

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