Fuel-Efficient Cars Shrink The Government Coffers

Saturday, December 8, 2012
Posted in category Tax Tyranny

They reduce the booty collected by the state.

The state predicts gas tax collected today won’t add up to enough cash to pay for future road projects.

Drivers of fuel-efficient cars are spending less at the pump, which means they are paying less in gas tax while driving the same amount of miles. So the state is a considering a pay-by- mile tax to even the playing field since as it stands now, drivers of gas guzzlers pay more in taxes per mile than drivers of fuel-efficient cars.

“In the future, as vehicles get more and more efficient, that puts a strain on our ability to maintain and operate our transportation system,” said Jeff Doyle of the Washington state Department of Transportation.

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5 Responses to Fuel-Efficient Cars Shrink The Government Coffers

  1. Wade says:

    December 8th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    That’s just another in a long line of unintended consequences of government interference with a free market

  2. I R A Darth Aggie says:

    December 8th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Too bad they also don’t shrink the wear and tear on the roads the use, too.

  3. Stephen Bernier says:

    December 9th, 2012 at 5:16 am

    The law of unintended consequences at work?

  4. liberranter says:

    December 10th, 2012 at 3:25 am

    Cynic that I am, I’m inclined to think that the consequences here are anything but “unintended.” I have no doubt that the kleptoligarchy saw this day coming and would much rather have imposed road taxes anyway. Far more loot to be collect that way over the long haul (no pun intended).

  5. Margherita Brandenburger says:

    December 16th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    So I know this is most likely the wrong area, but I thought I’d give it a go and see if anyone could offer me some advice. Although, I was trying to figure out heard of this company? I’m trying to see if anyone can give me advice, on how it works. Apparently there called Interstate Auto Buyers, 16644 W Bernardo Dr #452 San Diego, CA 92127 – (619) 780-2223

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