Quote:New pay-per-mile scheme would boost taxes 250 percentRead more: washingtonexaminer.com
An on-again, off-again move by the Obama administration to scrap the federal gas tax in favor of a pay-per-mile fee would boost the tab to Americans as high as 250 percent, raising their current tax of 18.4 cents a gallon to as high as 46 cents, according to a new government study.
But without a tax increase, said the Government Accountability Office study, the government's highway fund is going to go dry. One reason the fund is going broke: President Obama's push for fuel efficient cars has resulted in better mileage, and fewer stops at the pump.
So even when Americans follow the advise of the administration, they still get punished in the form of higher taxes.
One step forward two steps back. A shining example of why nobody should ever do anything a politician suggests.