Americans Soon To Be Taxed Over One Dollar For Every Mile Driven
American western states pay an average 84 cents per gallon
of gasoline in taxes.
Politicians claim they do not have enough money to fix the roads.
They claim people are driving less and, buying less gasoline.
Cars are getting more miles per the gallon and it’s drying up
tax funds to fix roads.
Instead of raising the gas tax politicians are doing a end around
to charge people per mile driven.
The 84 cents per gallon tax isnt enough to fix roads they claim.
Politicans will have to raise the per mile driven tax to over one
dollar to make any impact.
So if your job is 10 miles away from your home, expect to pay $20.00
dollars per day to go to work.
Add in toll road fees and you are actually paying a lot more.
Want to drive cross country?
Los Angeles to St Louis is 1899 miles in distance.
Your cost would be $3798 in taxes round trip. Plus Gas and lodging.
Instead of raising the gasoline taxes they have a much more sinister plan.
They plan on taxing average middle class people per mile driven at a higher rate
than businesses. Citizens will be forced to subsidize businesses who
use the roads and highways.
They will force commuters who live outside the city to move into the city.
Except for those who are rich and, can afford over a dollar per mile driven tax.
The plan is to get people to use public transportation and move to
congested cities. By making it to expensive to commute.
As noted above it would be much cheaper to fly to St Louis from LA. Driving would be to expensive.
This is how they will push high speed rail which isnt sustainable.
Of all the high speed rail systems in the world, maybe 3 make a profit.
All the others are subsidized by tax dollars.
Japan citizens are still paying billions in taxes to suport high speed rail
which failed to produce the money needed to operate on its own.
The Taiwan government had to take over it’s high speed rail after one year
of operation and, push the burden on the tax payers to subsidize it to keep it running.
In Europe they have closed down many high speed rails because of cost.
Europe has also increased the prices for riding on high speed rail.
It would be easier to raise the tax per gallon of gasoline but that isnt the issue.
The plan is to force people to move into cities, subsidize businesses
and subsidize high speed rail.
The federal tax on a gallon of gasoline is 18.4 cents per gallon, it hasn’t gone up in 20 years.
Below is the average gas taxes from 2008 for 1 gallon of gas.
The lowest tax on regular gasoline is in oil-rich Alaska, where the state collects just 8 cents a gallon.
Add the federal 18.4 cents per gallon tax for a total of 26.4 cents per gallon.
By region, the lowest taxes are in the South, where combined federal, state and local taxes averaged 38.5 cents a gallon.
The West is highest, with an average of 64.6 cents per gallon.
Diesel taxes run even higher. Nationwide, combined federal and state taxes averaged 56.4 cents a gallon in July, up from 53.6 cents in January.
In Hawaii, diesel fuel taxes now average 76.3 cents a gallon, compared with 51 cents for gasoline.
But here again, California is king of the tax guzzlers, with an average charge of 84.3 cents per gallon on diesel.
Thy plan to have you subsidize businesses such as delivery companies, trucking companies, city, and state trucks by
charging you more per mile driven.
After a few years they will again say one dollar per mile driven is not enough in taxes.
They will increase it to $1.50 per mile driven.
Until you just cant afford to drive anymore.
Charging more will not stop congestion as they say it will.
They will have areas where you have to pay a extra few dollars to drive into certain areas.
Other countries do charge more for entry into certain areas of cities to ease congestion.