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Interesting idea, but unlikely to be implemented since it would disproportionately affect the rural poor, among others:Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood tells the AP that the Obama administration is considering taxing drivers based on the number of miles they drive.“We should look at the vehicular miles program where people are actually clocked on the number of miles that they traveled,” LaHood said in an interview. “What I see this administration doing is this—thinking outside the box on how we fund our infrastructure in America.” http://www.politico.com/politico44/perm/0209/lahood_eyes_mileage_tax_11f7c6c9-6772-4e13-a73f-3a126556834c.html
That's cool how you referenced a case.
I'm so far from the end of my tether right now that I reckon I could knit myself some socks with the slack.
Of course we do, but some benefit more than others, and I kinda like the idea of taxing based on use. There's something inherently fair about that. The problem, as usual, is what to do about the poor people. Subsidy?
And would that not be reflected in their costs for goods, construction, etc.?
But are taxes ever in perfectly direct proportion to the benefits reaped? Your system of progressive taxation indicates a negative answer...
Alright, folks. Burris should resign. That is all, thx.
hey people. long time. yada yada.Did anyone see Justice Thomas nearly knock Justice Ginsburg over because she was walking slow?