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zuko October 20th, 2013 9:12pm

A state lawmaker in Indiana is proposing a "mileage tax" for vehicles to replace the gasoline tax due to decreased gas tax revenues, similar to a program enacted in Oregon. What do you think of this idea?

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moonshot More often I know nothing
10/22/13 9:15 am

Electric cars don't pay any gas taxes yet they still use the roads. Is this fair? Shouldn't the tax be based on usage? A mileage tax makes sense to me. Get rid of gas taxes and set up a mileage tax instead.

zuko on deck
10/22/13 6:56 pm

Electric cars don't pay any taxes, but the people that own them do. They also pay tolls. And this is only the state portion of the gas tax, not the federal. In general, I don't have a problem with user fees. I don't want the govt monitoring mileage.

comppete Las Vegas
10/21/13 11:13 pm

It doesn't stop them from continuing the gas taxes and even raising them. It's plain robbery and abuse of power!

cowboy Doors of Perception
10/21/13 7:45 pm

Terrible idea. Would Americans actually let the Government monitor their vehicles?

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steelcity Pittsburgh
10/22/13 5:06 am

Mileage is already self reported with annual registrations.

cowboy Doors of Perception
10/22/13 8:45 am

I've never reported my mileage.

steelcity Pittsburgh
10/22/13 8:50 am

It may be a PA thing but when you submit your registration to get your plate sticker. They ask you to record an odometer reading.

thelowend imitation is flattery
10/21/13 6:15 pm

"we're not spending enough money and taxing enough!!! lets figure out a way to screw 'em MORE..."

what a horrible abuse of power

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zuko on deck
10/21/13 7:27 pm

This tax proposal concerns me on a number of levels, including the fact that it's going to be a tax increase. Having Big Brother tracking my mileage with GPS, or whatever, is downright creepy. And it's supposed to replace the gas tax? Yeah, right...

thejoker Call me Bartholomew
10/21/13 5:44 pm

That is a really, really bad idea.

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zuko on deck
10/21/13 7:09 pm

But how do you really, really feel about it? :)

thejoker Call me Bartholomew
10/21/13 5:44 pm

That's an awful, awful idea.

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AngryAngel Oswego, IL
10/21/13 5:41 pm

How bout we don't tax gas, or mileage on cars that use gas?

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elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
10/20/13 5:15 pm

On top of gasoline tax? Or in place of gasoline tax?

zuko on deck
10/20/13 6:42 pm

Supposedly in place of the gasoline tax.

TiltonAllStarz Outside Ur Comfort Zone
10/20/13 3:20 pm

I said no, because I'm sure the "new" tax, will be larger than the current. That hits EVERYONE!

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zuko on deck
10/21/13 7:22 pm

Thanks for sharing my poll! :)

suppressedID suck it Kyle
10/20/13 2:17 pm

You should pay more if you use it more.

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zuko on deck
10/20/13 2:23 pm

How does it work in Oregon, and how has it affected your taxes?

suppressedID suck it Kyle
10/20/13 2:29 pm

We are still on gas tax, but have been researching a mileage tax because the DOT can't maintain the roads off fuel taxes as cars become more fuel efficient.

I welcome it.

zuko on deck
10/20/13 2:36 pm

So it wasn't enacted earlier this year, as was stated in the article (surprise, surprise if the article got it wrong...)

zuko on deck
10/20/13 2:22 pm

All that effort to keep my tires well inflated to get better gas mileage wasted...