Posted by Curt on 26 March, 2021 at 3:51 pm. 12 comments already!


By Bonchie

With the Biden administration’s unprecedented levels of spending just getting started, new ways to raise tax revenue to the government are beginning to be floated. We’ve already seen the proposition of raising some of the top marginal tax rates, increasing the corporate tax rate, and eliminating deductions as part of a broader “infrastructure” bill, which is really just a nearly $5 trillion slush fund of liberal wants.

In an attempt to further pay for their desired monstrosity, Biden’s Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg, has a tax idea that isn’t going to go over well. Namely, he thinks that a mileage tax, which would tax you for every mile you drive on a public road, shows a lot of “promise.”

I can’t think of a broader, more regressive tax than a mileage tax. It’s the working class that does the lion’s share of driving on our roads, mainly because they don’t have jobs that allow them to work remotely. This would also kill truck drivers, which would mean the prices of consumer goods would skyrocket. Further, the bureaucratic processes that would need to be created in order to keep track of everyone’s mileage usage are mind-boggling to think about. In short, how exactly does this idea show any promise at all?

On the other hand, as I noted above, this would lead to a bloodbath in 2022. There is no way most Americans are going to be happy about getting a new tax bill that punishes them for attempting to be productive. And we all know that this will simplify be stacked on top of the existing gas tax. Democrats never simply the tax structure, they only stack more and more on top of it.

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