Alright this just pisses me off. I'm broke, everyone I know is broke. Nobodies spending any money. The government is all aflutter about how bad the economy is and how nobody has any money and how we need to get the American people to spend more money.....so what do they do?????
Raise taxes, change taxes, find new things to tax us for... Check the links out. Basically they are going to try to move from a gas tax to a mileage tax. Right now we are paying almost $.50/gallon to the various govn't agencies to keep our roads good. Ok understandable. But I wonder why that money keeps going to non-road projects???
Anyways, if you agree with me that this is ridiculous and yet another way for the govn't to take more money that I don't have email/call your senators. If you think its a great idea email/call your senators.
For me this would mean at minimum an extra $1600/year. I make less than $10k a year now (student). Besides that we have the added benefit of the brandnew GPS tracker being installed in your car... I really don't think they have any business knowing where I'm going and have been.
Alright off the soapbox (sorry I'm so mad I could spit). Here are the links. Oh and its not just MN. 11 other states are looking into this as well as the feds... and they want to charge more for heavier vehicles for all of those who haul.
MPR: Transportation chief considers mileage tax to replace gas tax
MPR: Pawlenty wants Minnesota to test mileage tax