I read with interest this past
weekend that they are thinking
of a different way to get money
for roads and bridges repair.
The Government doesn't think
they are getting enough money.
They say they aren't getting
enough to keep up with the repair
prices. But I find that hard to
believe..after all they tell us all
the time, that more and more
drivers are hitting the road. More
and more families have 2 to 4 cars.
So as all those cars are gassing up,
aren't they getting all that tax money?
Seems in the works is a tax
on Hybrid cars. Now that ought
to just tick off the owners of them.
After all they went to those to save
money. Well, the government thinks,
that they should pay extra because
they aren't paying enough gas taxes.
Seems the government has figured
out that being they don't buy as much
gas, therefore not enough taxes are
being paid by them. But they use the
roads just as much as us gas hogs do.
Then there is the pay as you travel tax
they would like to pass instead of
a gas tax. Or maybe they want to
Seems Oregon has a voluntary GPS
installed in their vehicles and then pay
as you travel instead at the pump.
I am not sure how they do that. Do they
send you a monthly charge by what the
GPS tells them the miles you drove?
Will they give a break to the people
who commute to their jobs that are
50 or more miles away? Some how
that doesn't seem fair. The guy who
lives 3 miles from his job pays little.
And the guy who works in Spokane
or Coeur d' Alene, but lives in
Sandpoint pays thru the teeth...
or rather the GPS.
Then you have the Big Brother
attitude I am sure the people will
fight. While I don't go anywhere
of interest to anyone. Still the
fact that the government knows
where I am at....at all times.. well,
that kind of unnerves me. How about
It's Only Money - Ours
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