Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) on Tuesday re-introduced legislation that would require the government to study the most practical ways of taxing drivers based on how far they drive, in order to help fund federal highway programs.
Blumenauer’s bill, H.R. 3638, would set up a Road Usage Fee Pilot Program, which he said would study mileage-based fee systems. He cast his bill as a long-term solution for funding highway programs, and proposed it along with a shorter-term plan to nearly double the gas tax, from 18.4 cents to 33.4 cents per gallon.Because every goddamn penny that goes to the government is accounted for and spent wisely. Lazy, lazy, LAZY. Actually going through the budget and finding waste, ending corruption, and being efficient... well that's hard! Let's just take more money and then get to our cocktail parties. We got Sunday morning shows to preen on after all, we can't be bothered with taking proper care of the people's money. Just take more.
Please national media, please put this story front and center. Let's see these guys run on this and Obamacare. Pretty please.