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  1. #1 Oregon to pursue milage tax 
    Kulongoski to pursue mileage tax
    By Hasso Hering
    Albany Democrat-Herald

    A year ago, the Oregon Department of Transportation announced it had demonstrated that a new way to pay for roads — via a mileage tax and satellite technology — could work.

    Now Gov. Ted Kulongoski says he’d like the legislature to take the next step.

    As part of a transportation-related bill he has filed for the 2009 legislative session, the governor says he plans to recommend “a path to transition away from the gas tax as the central funding source for transportation.”

    What that means is explained on the governor’s website:

    “As Oregonians drive less and demand more fuel-efficient vehicles, it is increasingly important that the state find a new way, other than the gas tax, to finance our transportation system.”
    The liberal enviroweenies wanted us to "demand more fuel-efficient vehicles." They got their way with CAFE standards and such. I don't think that counts as a the public demanding something. It sounds more like government force. Anywho . . .

    How do you please the liberal enviroweenies? They get what the want and still aren't happy.

    http://www.gazettetimes.com/articles...aaa02_road.txt
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    So what happens to commerce when business owners have to pass on the cost of deliveries due to the mileage tax? Do cities pass on the cost of police cars, fire engines, and emergency vehicles on their mileage when answering calls? What about school districts who pickup and drop off students on school routes? Does the tax apply to people who are merely visiting the state or passing through the State? Do the state and municipalities who allow employees to drive autos home tax the employees? What about the airlines and boating industries, are they taxed for their respective mileage usage?

    You have to love liberals..............
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReaganForRus View Post
    So what happens to commerce when business owners have to pass on the cost of deliveries due to the mileage tax? Do cities pass on the cost of police cars, fire engines, and emergency vehicles on their mileage when answering calls? What about school districts who pickup and drop off students on school routes? Does the tax apply to people who are merely visiting the state or passing through the State? Do the state and municipalities who allow employees to drive autos home tax the employees? What about the airlines and boating industries, are they taxed for their respective mileage usage?

    You have to love liberals..............
    It's interesting that the left is usually against spying, but to collect taxes, spying is ok. WHERE IS THE ACLU on this?
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