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  1. #1 "They Screw You with Gas Taxes now they want to screw you for driving,what a country 
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    CBO: Taxing mileage a 'practical option' for revenue enhancement

    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) this week released a report that said taxing people based on how many miles they drive is a possible option for raising new revenues and that these taxes could be used to offset the costs of highway maintenance at a time when federal funds are short.

    The report discussed the proposal in great detail, including the development of technology that would allow total vehicle miles traveled (VMT) to be tracked, reported and taxed, as well as the pros and cons of mandating the installation of this technology in all vehicles.

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    There is no way in hell that would pass, not right now...
    Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.
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    We could say they are spending like drunken sailors. That would be unfair to drunken sailors, they're spending their OWN money.
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    Now that's a tax Burlington Northern could get behind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    Now that's a tax Burlington Northern could get behind.
    Yeah, Screw the fact its unconstitutional.....
    Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    Yeah, Screw the fact its unconstitutional.....
    I was being glib about how such a tax would put a greater burden transporting freight over the road to the benefit of rail but I am curious as to why you think this is unconstitutional? Is it an issue with the 4th Amendment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    There is no way in hell that would pass, not right now...
    Never say never with this administration...they will do whatever they have to in order to further their agenda...damn the people and what they want.
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    The libs/dems of today are the Quislings of former years. The cowards who would vote a fraud into office in exchange for handouts from the devil.
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    you'll be geetting a tax for the air you breath
    Liberals: Obama's useful Idiots
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    Quote Originally Posted by namvet View Post
    you'll be geetting a tax for the air you breath
    You do know one of Obama's Czars, early on, did propose that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorsedriver View Post
    You do know one of Obama's Czars, early on, did propose that.
    next they'll be counting the turds in your stool
    Liberals: Obama's useful Idiots
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    When a government is this bankrupt, I promise you that nothing is off the table.

    Democrats... Republicans... It doesn't matter. They will come up with virtually anything to extract your wealth and to save their own political asses.
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