Always Watch the Other Hand: Obama Hearts the VMT or "Vehicle Miles Travelled" Tax

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Obama's ideal car: But what's the point of driving a Sardine Can if the VMT hits
it as hard as a gas-guzzler?



by the Left Coast Rebel

Always watch the other hand.

As everyone is obsessed with the Osama bin Laden story, albeit rightly so, the socialist shenanigans in our government continue unabated.

The newest infringement hits your wallet via. your car.

It's called a VMT or "vehicle miles travelled" tax and it's the most Euro-Orwellian thing I have heard of in quite some time.

The Hill:

The Obama administration has floated a transportation authorization bill that would require the study and implementation of a plan to tax automobile drivers based on how many miles they drive.

The plan is a part of the administration's Transportation Opportunities Act, an undated draft of which was obtained this week by Transportation Weekly. News of the draft follows a March Congressional Budget Office report that supported the idea of taxing drivers based on miles driven.Among other things, CBO suggested that a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax could be tracked by installing electronic equipment on each car to determine how many miles were driven; payment could take place electronically at filling stations.

As Team Obama squeezes every bit of political capital that they possibly can out of the Osama bin Laden story, remember a potential VMT in 2012.

Our ruling class will squeeze every last dollar that they can out of any and every American that makes (even a modest) living; your car may be the next target...

Watch tonight's GOP debate and consider this: which candidate would best stop America's march to socialism?

My choice is Gary Johnson, Sam Foster's is Herman Cain. Who is yours?

Please visit Gary Johson 2012 and Herman Cain 2012 for more.

I am constantly reminded that the ruling class in our country puts King George III to shame.

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Via Memeorandum. Cross posted to Proof Positive and Libertarian Patriot. For more information on the VMT visit The Motley Monk Blog.

Related: At Reaganite,"Bloomberg Replacing Iconic NYC Taxi Cabs with Hideous Nissan Minivan."

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