Obama floats plan to tax cars by the mile

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Poink88, May 5, 2011.

  1. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    does not surprise me. We have got to make sure he is not re-elected.
     

  2. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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    Yep that will help the economy. People will travel even less that means less revenue for small business. He won't be happy until we are a third world country.
     
  3. Car54

    Car54 New Member

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    Gee, my odometers are broke on my cars, I have no idea how many miles I drive.
     
  4. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    They put one of them in my car and my Glock will ND while I am unholstering it. OOPS.
     
  5. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    I'm going to owe a lot of money. I won't pay that ****.:mad:

    Maybe I'll just stay home and do nothing. It will be too expensive to work, so I'll skip that, too. I just need to get myself "illegal alien" status and I'll be set for life.
     
  6. dunerunner

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    They will want to retrofit your car with a GPS that records your milage and downloads to the gas station pump which calculates your tax when you fill up. It will me mandated, like health care and only cost you nothing, it's free. Just go down and pick one up! It's paid for as part of the program and you get a free GPS system for your car!

    God, I hope they don't read this!! :mad:
     
  7. orangello

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    Ever heard of IFTA? International Fuel Tax Agreement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    When i was with the tax commission, you generally had to piss off the wrong people to get stuck doing those audits, booooooring.

    I'm not against taxes that target those who use government services more, like toll bridges, BUT this type of tax should be a replacement for or a phased-out deduction from the income tax, IMO. IOW, if somebody has nine kids in public school, assess them a "school use tax/fee" but allow them to use it to reduce their federal income taxes via a wage-limited tax credit (reduced as income increases).
     
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  8. Eric0424

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    Any suggestions, voting in the last election didn't help.

    That's been his goal from day one, he's muslim and anti-American. He, his wife/family and his people want this country to become a third world wasteland.
     
  9. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    Doesnt surprise me. Screw this guy
     
  10. dog2000tj

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    It's a great idea ..... if you want ot destroy the country. Oh wait, that's exactly what he wants :mad:

    Lets just hope the new batch of reps don't bend over and take it from the POS. Otherwise he won't be the only one looking for a new job in 12'. :cool:
     
  11. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    You want some reading material on this proposal, it is 61 pages. It will make your hair on the neck standup! :mad:

    The comment I want to make, is forcing me not to comment on the following, too mad to think:

    Among other things, CBO suggested that a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax could be tracked by installing electronic equipment on each car to determine how many miles were driven; payment could take place electronically at filling stations.

    Here is the main link:

    “Transportation Opportunity Act” Moves Towards Freeeway Tolls, Pay-Per-Mile | The Truth About Cars

    Here is the "Transportation Opportunities Act"

    http://images.thetruthaboutcars.com...rface+transport+reauth+section-by-section.pdf
     
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  12. M14sRock

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    I wonder how they will keep track of the gas I put into the gas cans for my lawnmower?
     
  13. hydrashok

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    It won't ever happen...

    ...first, installing a GPS device isn't cost effective AT ALL. Second, if they used this system to replace the fuel tax already assessed on each gallon, it would be cause for way too much bootlegging. If I could go to the gas station and fill up 3 five-gallon cans for my lawnmower, then bring them home and use them to fill up my wife's car, then I just got one over on the gov't.

    Nah, the government is making a KILLING on the way they're taxing fuel now. Getting more money to pay for socialist programs is the goal, and I think they'll try to find other "easier" ways to get it.
     
  14. dog2000tj

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    Here's the conspiracy theorist in me - maybe that's the real reason behind Apple and Google tracking peoples cell phones usage/locations?

    How many of us leave the house without our phones? It would be easy enough for the Gov't to say - "you left your house, you travelled x-miles, here's your gas tax bill." :(
     
  15. Cory2

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    One of the reasons I don't own a cellphone. Also why I made sure my laptop has a manual (analog) way to turn off the wireless network card. Its also why I don't own a gps device... They will be hard pressed to get me to put one of those on my car, and if they force me too I will simply remove it when I get home. I do my best to stay off of the radar. My name in google returns a bunch of people that arent me, and the most I show up on the internet is facebook. And my adsense account (which doesnt have my actual adress). As a matter of fact, my drivers license and license plate also don't have my real adress.... I guess the government would have a real damned hard time finding me and thats the way I like it. :)

    All of these things I do because of the lessons I learned when I intentionally got the FBI to investigate me back in 04 and 05, I did things I knew would get me investigated but did nothing illegal. You would be surprised how far they go to track you. I pretty much had a constant tail for a year and I was just a highschool student back then. I would hate to see what they would go through to track someone who had a lot more power and access... such as an NFA dealer or something.


    But I'm getting off topic, I will be highly po'd if the government tries to charge me when I use fuel and charge me again when I purchase that fuel. I really, desperately hope that people wake up in 2012 and vote this fool out.
     
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  16. hydrashok

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    Do you pay your taxes? Do you have a debit/credit card? Do you get mail?

    You underestimate the tracking capabilities of the government! :cool:
     
  17. bgeddes

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    While I am not an expert on tax laws and the like, but isn't this why we pay a 'highway tax' on fuel? It seems I should be able to run off highway diesel in my road vehicles if this goes through. The idea of highway tax on fuel is that fuel efficient machines burn less and pay less. Wow, same concept!
     
  18. IGETEVEN

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    Slam, dunk, point. :cool:

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  19. Cory2

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    I do pay my taxes, the returns go to my brothers adress, I do not have a debit or credit card, got rid of them a couple years ago, My mail also goes to my brothers house :)

    Would also like to point out that it took the government nearly 10 years to find a former prince and the king pin of terrorism... Who happened to be hiding in a compound inside of a city right next to a apparently pretty significant military base.