As gas prices stay relatively low, and fuel efficiency goes up, states like the PSRK that rely heavily on fuel taxes are hurting. Especially when the PSRK came up with the wholesale gas tax which is price dependent. Of course, fuel taxes have not been dedicated to repairing and expanding the crumbling infrastructure for decades, it just all gets dumped into the general fund to help pay for the entitlement giveaways. You know, the giant money-laundering scheme that keeps the single party rule in power in this bluest of blue states.
So, here is their new scheme:
Lawmakers Run Down A "Mileage Tax"
Source: CT Post 6-27-16 by Bill Cummings
Apparently a group called the "I-95 Corridor Coalition" has been commissioned and received funding to study the feasibility of a mileage based tax. Uh....I don't think so! There are many problems with this type of tax, and I'm sure I really don't need to list them here, because my readers are intelligent enough to think of them on their own. I mean really, how would they not be taxing me for road use of a motor fuel I put in my lawnmower? Or conversely, if I don't pay the mileage tax at the pump, then who's to say the ten 5-gallon jerry cans of unleaded I just filled isn't for my lawn equipment? Are they going to replace the gas tax with this? Please....we're still paying a portion of the tax that was levied to pay for The Spanish-American War on all of our telephone bills.
I have a better idea for the PSRK state government.....YOU LISTENING IN HARTFORD??? Follow The Constitution at both the state and federal level. Provide only those services most reasonable people would expect. If you do, your spending problem will automatically resolve itself, and then.....here's a big one.....those savings could get passed on to us lowly taxpayers.