Monday, February 23, 2009
Driving Tax get's nixed and Democrats cry
Score one for the good guys...Momentarily. After the announcement last week that Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood wanted to tax drivers by the mile this reversal came from THE ONE'S spokesperson extraordinaire ............
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday rejected his transportation secretary's suggestion that the administration consider taxing motorists based on how many miles they drive instead of how much gasoline they buy.
"It is not and will not be the policy of the Obama administration," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters, when asked for the president's thoughts about Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's suggestion, raised in an interview with The Associated Press a daily earlier.
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 told the AP.
"We should look at the vehicular miles program where people are actually clocked on the number of miles that they traveled," the former Illinois Republican lawmaker said in the AP interview.
This really is a great thing. The Federal Govt should not have there greasy lil palms into this, tracking where we go and how we much time we spend on the road. Let the States handle this.
And if they try it in most of the 50 states they will get killed. I know in Michigan if they ever proposed this they would get mauled, beaten, smacked down. It would be a beating the democrats would take years to recover from. I welcome them to try!!
The governments are spending more than enough money on roads.The quality of the workmanship is the problem.
I really hope they try, it's a fight I would LOVE to be in. BRING IT YOU PANSIES....
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