Saturday, February 21, 2009

Drivers luck out

PHEW. Obama said No to higher taxes, at least this time. And at least for motorists that drive a lot of miles.
President Barack Obama on Friday rejected his transportation secretary's suggestion that the administration consider taxing motorists based on how many miles they drive instead of how much gasoline they buy.

"It is not and will not be the policy of the Obama administration," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters, when asked for the president's thoughts about Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's suggestion, raised in an interview with The Associated Press a daily earlier.

Gasoline taxes that for nearly half a century have paid for the federal share of highway and bridge construction can no longer be counted on to raise enough money to keep the nation's transportation system moving, LaHood told the AP.
How absurdly unfair it would be to approve such a policy.

But then again, just give them time to come up with something else.


Soapbox Jill said...

Great site. I like the variety of topics. And say, don't you think they'd tax each ray of sunlight if they could meter it?

lms said...

Thanks SB Jill, welcome!

I believe they would...and I'm waiting for it to become reality.