To raise money for repairing roads, many states are thinking of charging the driver for each mile they drive on roads. 1) Do you think this is fair? 2) Do you think the government will actually use the proceeds to repair roads?
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I agree that the idea is ridiculous, but that's never stopped the government from doing what it wants to do.
Last I heard, most government officials ignore what's best for the American people.
I appreciate your answer.
How about the taxes that we pay when we purchase fuel?
Gasoline taxes - avg. tax for 50 states - 48.85 cents per gallon
Diesel taxes - avg. tax for 50 states - 54.10 cents per gallon
Weren't these taxes supposed to go to maintaining roads?
How long before there is a user tax, a fuel tax, a sales tax, a wheel tax, a passenger tax, etc...? Government does not enact a tax to just let go of it. We are still paying a tax on telephones first levied to pay for the SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR!!!!!!!!
retief2000 - agreed - the government very rarely, if ever, rescinds a tax.
Your comment is greatly appreciated. :)
So, it doesn't bother you that the .50 per gallon you pay in taxes at the pump were supposed to go to "maintaining" roads, but were siphoned off to pay for other things?
Actually, that bothers me. Similar to the Feds taking all the SS monies.
Well, the government's tax is .47 per gallon, not including state and county taxes.
Are we seeing another example of inept government spending?
They make billions on the tax they collect per gallon.
Where does that money go?