The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) this week released a report that said taxing people based on how many miles they drive is a possible option for raising new revenues and that these taxes could be used to offset the costs of highway maintenance at a time when federal funds are short.
Americans are already taxed to death, and such a measure would insure there would be a brisk business to be found in detaching these, or making them read a very low mileage, instead of the actual mileage on which individual citizens were to be taxed.
Some people have to commute long distances to get to their jobs, and those commutes might total up to 3 or more hours each way. Such a tax would unjustly tax commuters who have to drive a great deal to get to their jobs, opposed to those who have, let's say, a 10 to 15 minute commute.
This also is in direct contravention of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution, which protects American citizens from unreasonable search or seizure.
And what are they going to do to the rest of us who home-office, implant a pedometer?!?!?
This is a really, really bad idea which, if passed, will only inflame the anger of an already very ticked off American public.
Of course, defunding these illegal and immoral wars without end could certainly help matters; but of course, that would be logical.