What are your thoughts on this?
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CL Shoestring Budgeting
CL Frugal Families
just my thought
I really do not see it going to work
I do know in the state of PA where I live we have to have our vechile inspected every year so maybe they could do something about tracking milage at that time
According to the article, miles would be tracked by some gps thing installed on your vehicle. Then a bill would be sent to you based on the # of miles driven.
Not sure who'd be paying for the gps unit??? Probably the taxpayer.
I think that it is unfair for those for who do not have much choice in how much millage they have to put on their vehicles.
I live less that 3 miles from where I work. I can take care of almost 100% of every thing I need to take care of within 5 miles from my house (one exception is DH's job which is about 17 miles away). So we put below average millage on our vehicles every year.
Not every one can. Some have longer commutes because they cannot afford to live near where they work. Some live in more rural areas so they have to drive farther distances for groceries, doctors etc.
I think it's not going to work at all.
"Big Brother is watching you."
Remember George Orwell's novel, 1984?
Well, since they're insisting on taxing us one way or another (and like it or not, all these huge reforms and stimulus packages HAVE TO BE PAID FOR somehow, sometime), then I would prefer to have an upfront larger tax on gas than pay by the mile. That seems to be opening up a whole new level of intrusion, not to mention creating more bureaucracy to enforce it and monitor it.
Big government costs big money...
happily married since 2003...a blended family with 4 kids, 2 beautiful granddaughters
Sherry<with 3 kids, 2 beautiful granddaughters
What a rediculous idea! Like pp said, many people cannot control how much they have to drive. People live farther from work, those with kids that have medical problems (or problems themselves) have to travel further and do it more often for medical attention, people in metropolitan areas such as Washington DC (*cough*Congress*cough*)
Much too Orwellian for my taste...
And with everything else, you will have people who can find a way around being tracked by the GPS....