Government Wants to Start Tracking Every Mile You Drive With a Black Box Then Tax You for It
By Leonardo Blair | Christianpost.com
America’s road planners, according to a Los Angeles Times report, want to introduce a new tax bill that will utilize a little black box placed under the dashboard of vehicles to track the number of miles driven by each motorist then calculate the tax burden based on that usage.
The idea is being heavily pushed by bureaucrats because America’s Highway Trust Fund, financed with taxes paid at the gas pump, is broke accord to the Times.
It’s broke because Americans are buying less gas due to factors like more fuel efficient cars. Politicians also don’t consider it expedient to increase the 20-year-old federal gas tax of 18.4 percent any higher with current gas prices.
“The gas tax is just not sustainable,” Lee Munnich, a transportation policy expert at the University of Minnesota told the Times.
“This really is a must for our nation. It is not a matter of something we might choose to do,” said Hasan Ikhrata, executive director of the Southern California Association of Governments. California is planning to start tracking miles driven by every California motorist by 2025. “There is going to be a change in how we pay these taxes. The technology is there to do it.”
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