The PJ Tatler

Democrats looking to tax the miles you drive

Don’t call it a tax, though. In the spirit of the Obama administration’s newspeak, let’s call it “kinetic economic operations against your wallet.” They are neither time-limited nor scope-limited. Democrats’ lust for the money you earn is unlimited.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) this week released a report that said taxing people based on how many miles they drive is a possible option for raising new revenues and that these taxes could be used to offset the costs of highway maintenance at a time when federal funds are short. …

The report was requested by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), who held a hearing on transportation funding in early March. In that hearing, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the Obama administration is hoping to spend $556 billion over the next six years, much of which would go to federal transportation improvement projects.

Cutting spending evidently isn’t an option. The Beatles saw all this coming years ago, didn’t they…

(If you drive a car ), I’ll tax the street,
(If you try to sit ), I’ll tax your seat,
(If you get too cold ), I’ll tax the heat,
(If you take a walk ), I’ll tax your feet.
Taxman.

And as long as any Democrats have any power, we’re working for no one but them.