Awesome: Congressional Democrat Proposes Taxing Drivers By the Mile, Doubling Gas Tax

Posted by on Dec 04, 2013 at 7:35 am

Let’s bring this to a vote today, Speaker Boehner. Or better yet, let’s have Democrats put this at the center of their 2014 campaign, along with defending ObamaCare. Let’s get all the Democrats on record to see if they support this lunacy.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) on Tuesday re-introduced legislation that would require the government to study the most practical ways of taxing drivers based on how far they drive, in order to help fund federal highway programs.

Blumenauer’s bill, H.R. 3638, would set up a Road Usage Fee Pilot Program, which he said would study mileage-based fee systems. He cast his bill as a long-term solution for funding highway programs, and proposed it along with a shorter-term plan to nearly double the gas tax, from 18.4 cents to 33.4 cents per gallon.

“As we extend the gas tax, we must also think about how to replace it with something more sustainable,” Blumenauer said Tuesday. “The best candidate would be the vehicle mile traveled fee being explored by pilot projects in Oregon and implemented there on a voluntary basis next year.”

By all means, let’s have Oregon “voluntarily” implement this loony scheme and see how much the voters like it. Considering what a rousing success ObamaCare has been in Oregon, that state may soon turn red.

  And you thought had problems.

Oregon’s state-run Obamacare exchange still isn’t working more than two months after its scheduled launch, and the state on Monday said a paltry 219 people have filed paper applications for private health insurance so far.

Making matters worse, the official in charge of Oregon’s disastrous health exchange website is now taking a medical leave amid harsh criticism of his job performance.


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7 Responses to “Awesome: Congressional Democrat Proposes Taxing Drivers By the Mile, Doubling Gas Tax”

  1. Gilligan on 4/04/13 at 11:13 am

    What the hell is the matter with people in Oregon?

    For some reason thist totalitarian fascist plan for the government to keep track of all your movements seems to have a lot of enthusiastic support there.

    Is it related to their official policy of killing old people and cancer patients?

  2. DMO on 4/04/13 at 11:30 am

    Personally, I think it’s AWESOME how Democrat Statists want to completely trash travel, tourism, and commerce between States………

    Of course, I also think it’d be AWESOME to live in a 17th-Century version of Venezuela, too, and it looks like that’s the goal!

  3. Steve In Tulsa on 4/04/13 at 11:46 am

    Damn greedy democrats cannot stop spending recklessly. Oil companies make 8 cents a gallon for gasoline while the government gets 60 cents per gallon. Now the democrat progressive totalitarians want to rape you for $1.20 per gallon. It isn’t enough that they already take half your income. There are government fees in your phone bill, cell bill, insurance bills for house and car and health, in your gas bill and your gasoline bill, fees in your internet bill, your doctor bill, and you electric bill. You can be certain that if you are paying a bill there are special fees attached to it to enrich the government. Add all that to your taxes, licenses, and fees and you will discover you pay half your income to the government and that is before calculating on Obamacare. Obamacare will take up to over 60% of your income going to the government.

    We are slaves to the government overlords who exempt themselves from the laws they impose on us.

  4. Some call me.....Tim on 4/04/13 at 2:39 pm

    Some here question what the heck is wrong with voters and legislators in Oregon. The short answer is most of those with these absolutely crazy ideas are liberal transplants from California……

    ‘Nuff said.

  5. Brendon Carr on 5/05/13 at 9:19 am

    I’d like to see some Congressional Tea Partier propose Federal legislation requiring that the price of gasoline must be advertised without taxes, and that taxes should be added onto the final bill with amounts showing for Federal, state, and local gas tax. We will some newfound respect for Federalism then, as the Democrats would fight that tooth and nail.

  6. creeper on 5/05/13 at 1:38 pm

    That this fool comes from Oregon should surprise no one. Did you know you can’t fill your own gas tank in Oregon?

  7. Juan de la Salsa on 6/06/13 at 7:41 am

    Did you notice the bicycle broach on his lapel?

    This guy knows that if he can raise the gas tax he’ll get more money for bicycle lanes in his state.

    Yet, the other day on Cavuto, when asked he couldn’t explain what has happened to the money the government already collects from gas tax.

    Short answer: It’s being siphoned (no pun intended).

    These folks won’t be happy until we’re heating our mud brick huts with firewood, and limited to walking everywhere we go.

    Then they’ll tax mud bricks, firewood and tennis shoes.