Quantcast

States Consider Mileage Tax Via GPS: Should Drivers Be Taxed for Miles Driven?

Daryl 2012/07/19 22:44:30
You!
Add Photos & Videos
OAKLAND (KCBS) – Bay Area drivers could one day be tracked using a GPS-like device in their cars and taxed per miles driven -- a scenario which is part of a proposed long-range study aimed at finding ways to reduce traffic and pollution, while also raising revenues. States consider mileage tax via GPS. Should drivers be taxed for miles driven?


Read More: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/07/18/bay-ar...

Add a comment above

Top Opinion

Sort By
  • Most Raves
  • Least Raves
  • Oldest
  • Newest
Opinions

  • CODE 11 jeane 2012/07/22 15:57:43
    CODE 11
    +4
    Welcome to the Tea Party
  • USC Gamecock fan 2012/07/22 13:51:18
    No
    USC Gamecock fan
    +4
    We are slready taxed for roads. What idiot proposed this. Does obama think we are as stupid as he is
  • Muver USC Gam... 2012/07/22 15:23:18
    Muver
    +4
    He's counting on it...
  • bob USC Gam... 2012/07/30 05:21:59
    bob
    +1
    The idiot who proposed this is Art, the poster of the question in the first place. He references an article about this idea being considered in the San Francisco Bay area (which, by the way, is an entire continent away from where you live in S. Carolina) then makes the false statement that states are considering using GPS to track our cars.

    I read and listened to the CBS articles he referenced. According to those articles, the only entities even considering the question are local govt.s in the Bay Area. The only place the states are considering it is in Art's fevered imagination. Nowhere is there even a hint of a suggestion that the federal Gov't is involved.
  • USC Gam... bob 2012/08/01 03:25:43
    USC Gamecock fan
    +1
    Figures. He used false information to creat imaginary problems. Plain idiocy
  • bob USC Gam... 2012/08/01 04:34:21
    bob
    +1
    (Go Gamecocks!)
  • USC Gam... bob 2012/08/01 22:49:19 (edited)
    USC Gamecock fan
    Thank you We hope to have a great year following last year. the Old Ball Coach Steve Spurrier is talking trash again. He is feeling his oats

  • Gwen 2012/07/22 13:23:07
    No
    Gwen
    +3
    On average, as of April 2012, state and local taxes add 31.1 cents to gasoline and 30.2 cents to diesel for a total US average fuel tax of 49.5 cents per gallon for gas and 54.6 cents per gallon for diesel....

    aren't we already taxed for miles driven every time we fill up?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?
  • USC Gam... Gwen 2012/07/22 22:48:11
    USC Gamecock fan
    +1
    Not only at the pump bu state sales tax for road maintenance . Here they were getting 1 percent but got another percent a couple years ago. We pay 7 percent sales tax and they get 2 percent HIWAY ROBBERY
  • Ichiban Otousan 2012/07/22 13:19:36
    Yes
    Ichiban Otousan
    +2
    DAMMIT, I meant no!!!
    we are already taxed for gas. did you know that even overseas the government taxes gas for the military for military vehicles and for personal vehicles? that is the ONLY tax we can't escape. we don't need to be double taxed for the same thing basically.
  • Sandman366 2012/07/22 13:12:50
    No
    Sandman366
    +2
    Give it a couple years and they'll insist on something to monitor your breathing.
    They need to tax the oxygen, you know.

    Taxed to enter life, taxed to life live, taxed when life ends. Is there nothing they won't tax?
  • USC Gam... Sandman366 2012/07/22 22:50:00
    USC Gamecock fan
    +1
    Don't forget the death tax
  • Sandman366 USC Gam... 2012/07/23 12:51:48
    Sandman366
    I didn't say there wasn't a death tax. I said they're taxing all 3 parts of life.

    Watch, they'll make a conception tax eventually.
  • Haruko.... Sandman366 2012/07/22 23:09:01
    Haruko.Haruhara
    +2
    There is a death tax.
  • USC Gam... Haruko.... 2012/07/23 01:36:19
    USC Gamecock fan
    Yep sure is. Google. Death tax them click on death tax 2012
  • Ichiban... Sandman366 2012/07/23 12:26:00
    Ichiban Otousan
    +1
    or something worse...they'll contaminate the environment so much that we HAVE to buy oxygen from them
  • Haruko.... Ichiban... 2012/07/26 02:43:10
    Haruko.Haruhara
    That's simple don't breathe.
  • Ichiban... Haruko.... 2012/07/26 08:37:46
    Ichiban Otousan
    Haruko? anata nihonjin desuka?
  • Haruko.... Ichiban... 2012/07/27 04:10:07
    Haruko.Haruhara
    No I'm not Japanese I wish I was however.

    No I look like I'm Blasian, why do you ask?
  • Ichiban... Haruko.... 2012/07/27 08:19:17
    Ichiban Otousan
    Haruko, depending on the kanji, could mean Spring Child
  • Haruko.... Ichiban... 2012/07/28 06:42:23
  • Ichiban... Haruko.... 2012/07/28 12:20:37
    Ichiban Otousan
    春=haru=spring 子=ko=child.
    Hopefully you can see the kanji.
  • Haruko.... Ichiban... 2012/07/29 08:36:56
    Haruko.Haruhara
    Yes I see it.
  • Rod 2012/07/22 12:55:13
    No
    Rod
    +5
    This is just another way to keep track of us... period. I don't care what they say about there being "No location information is recorded". I ask you, would the government ever lie to us? YES YES YES!!!
  • Ichiban... Rod 2012/07/22 13:20:59 (edited)
    Ichiban Otousan
    +3
    ooh, good point there. Big brother will stop at nothing.
    Sounds like a privacy threat if I say so.
  • bob Rod 2012/07/23 04:22:54
    bob
    "...just another way to keep track of us..." If you have a cell phone that's less than 5 to 7 years old "they" can already track you with GPS technology. If your phone is so old that it doesn't have GPS capability "they" can still locate you by triangulation from two or three adjacent cell towers. Where and how are you gonna' hide? The fact that you posted the above comment means that you signed onto the internet and "they" can, at a minimum, locate you by the server you signed on through.

    If "they" want to find you "they" will find you, GPS tracker on your car or not.
  • USC Gam... bob 2012/08/01 22:59:09
    USC Gamecock fan
    OHH yeah. So many don't realize this. They are or can track anyone by GPS. Even the new cars have installed GPS. So where you go big brother has his eye on you
  • AM 2012/07/22 12:09:48
  • Hawkeye 2012/07/22 11:58:24
    No
    Hawkeye
    +3
    It amazes me that the only acceptable forms of ingenuity allowed for these days in America are the highly imaginative ways that the various levels of Govenermnet can come up with ways to separate the American People from THEIR hard earned dollars and make THEM think that they OWE it to the Government or that the Government has a RIGHT to DO this....

    ALL forms of wealth acquired by the private sector are DEMONIZED as greed while the Government seems EVER gluttenous for the fruits of OUR Labours..

    The results are the HIGHEST Debt in American History.. The highest DEFICITS in American History and the reduction of the nation's credit rating for the first time in History..

    A nation under EMPLOYMENT numbers higher then in decades and FOOD STAMP and Disability claims at an ALL time high..

    And THIS is supposed to be PROGRESS??????????????
  • USC Gam... Hawkeye 2012/07/22 22:52:07
    USC Gamecock fan
    Tell it all you have spoken well. Thank you
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/07/22 11:57:10
    No
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +1
    Instead, we should re-examine the entire model of government ownership of streets and roads. Neighborhoods can form associations to take care of their streets. Merchants can form associations to take care of stretches of the thoroughfares that bring customers and suppliers to them. And the USA and the UK both have histories of private companies building, owning, and managing highways, or "Turnpikes."

    The present model of taxes on motor fuels will serve for only a little while longer. Keep raising it, and people will demand more fuel efficiency.

    A straight toll will be easy enough to collect on a highway. But the kind of road that offers direct access to residential, commercial, or industrial property will have to devolve to management by associations of the property owners.
  • USC Gam... Temlako... 2012/07/22 22:57:19
    USC Gamecock fan
    +1
    Speaking of residential streets..in some cases if there are not enough houses to tax on that street they will not pave the street. I know. My first home was on an unpaved street and only 2 homes located on the street. That was 55 years ago. Still not paved but they pay taxes the same rate
  • MikeB USC Gam... 2012/07/23 06:36:33 (edited)
  • USC Gam... MikeB 2012/07/23 23:46:30
    USC Gamecock fan
    Yep
  • Temlako... USC Gam... 2012/07/23 20:05:26
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    There! You see? Now if the neighborhood owned the street, they'd take care of things.
  • Bevos 2012/07/22 11:30:36 (edited)
    No
    Bevos
    +2
    Not just NO. But HELL NO!!! Is there NO END to what they will find to tax?? What is wrong with our GOVT??? TOO EASY!!! TOO LONG!!!
    And our Govt and many of our people, are TOO S.T.U.P.I.D. to understand why the TeaParty came about. T.axed E.nough A.lready
  • Mark 2012/07/22 10:58:14 (edited)
    No
    Mark
    +1
    The fuel tax in UK is so high, that is done already. The further you drive, the more diesel, therefore more taxes.

    People who vote yes on this sort of thing are just idiots. They dont realise that when fuel goes up EVERYTHING goes up.
  • Playerazzi 2012/07/22 10:05:09
    No
    Playerazzi
    +1
    Ew.

    Just . . . . ew.
  • Cheeseus Christ 2012/07/22 09:29:40
    Yes
    Cheeseus Christ
    +1
    It really depends, with what our tax money is going to now, then NO. But, if that tax was going towards finding cheaper, cleaner energy sources, the small amount you would pay might actually pay off. Of course, we'd have to be able to trust our government first.
  • Bevos Cheeseu... 2012/07/22 11:35:47
    Bevos
    +2
    That is what the GAS tax was supposed to be. That and maintaining the rds.

See Votes by State

The map above displays the winning answer by region.

News & Politics

2014/04/20 06:09:46

Hot Questions on SodaHead
More Hot Questions

More Community More Originals