“If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street” The Beatles sang about “The Taxman” in 1966, never realizing that their hit song would be prophetic to the American people 55 years later. Secretary of the Transportation Pete Buttigieg and the Biden-Harris regime are reportedly considering the imposition of a “vehicle mileage tax” in order to provide funding for their $3 Trillion deficit bomb which they tout as a “infrastructure plan”.
“I think that shows a lot of promise… If we believe in that so-called user-pays principle, the idea that part of how we pay for roads is you pay based on how much you drive,” Buttigieg said to CNBC.
“The gas tax used to be the obvious way to do it; it’s not anymore… So, a so-called vehicle miles traveled tax or a mileage tax, whatever you want to call it, could be the way to do it.”
The new surcharge would drivers on the amount of miles driven. Many are suggesting that this is intended as a replacement for the Gasoline tax which according to the New York Post “is no longer a reliable stream of income with so many electric cars on the road.”
“We’ve got to think big; it’s got to be transformative.” Says Buttigieg Of The New Tax Hike
However, the majority of Americans with a functioning brainstem or who are familiar with the history of toll-roads will be completely aware that this new tax would almost certainly be IN ADDITION TO the tax on Gasoline not “as opposed to”.
“I’m hearing a lot of appetite to make sure that there are sustainable funding streams,” Buttigieg said. “You’re hearing a lot of ‘maybe’ here because all of these things need to be balanced and could be part of the mix,” the failed Presidential candidate turned Transportation Secretary seemed to indicate that the tax is far from a sure thing and is only one of the funding avenues being investigated.
The Biden administration’s bloated, hyper-partisan infrastructure bill will not include a mileage levy, according to The New York Times on Saturday, citing a Transportation Department spokesman. However, that doesn’t prevent the issue from being raised in the future to fund the unbelievable spending spree which Buttigieg swears up and down is “fully paid for” by increasing taxes on American corporations who would subsequently flee leaving everyday Americans holding the bag.
A mileage-based tax shows a lot of promise, @SecretaryPete says about funding President Biden's infrastructure package. Revenue generation will most likely come from several different sources. "We've got to think big; it's got to be transformative." https://t.co/QY1JvWXXOA pic.twitter.com/4R2CD6KaZV
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