Friday, November 25, 2005

Federal Chamber of Commerce Calls for Higher Taxes for Hybreds.

Wow! This is stupid. And, yes, they are for real.

"Group Suggests Hybrid Tax; Billing Drivers By Mile
Chamber Of Commerce Says Highway Trust Fund Depleting

POSTED: 12:49 pm EST November 25, 2005

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has suggested that the federal government tax hybrids and other fuel-efficient cars.

The chamber said the federal Highway Trust Fund is running out of money to maintain the nation's highways, and that Congress needs to consider new sources of revenue.

Chamber leaders have also suggested billing drivers for miles driven. Their study recommends the federal gas tax of about 18 cents a gallon be indexed for inflation.

Proponents said drivers should have to pay their fair share to fill potholes and fix bridges, regardless of how much or what kind of fuel they use.

Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed."

1 Thoughts:

Blogger Demotiki said...

I am cool with this idea, as long as SUV drivers are taxed to pay for the war in Iraq.

Friday, November 25, 2005 7:14:00 PM  

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