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Friday, November 26


Mileage Tax: Someone Sees Reason

This Mercury News editorial states the case against the mileage tax well:

The day California shifts from a gas tax to a mileage tax is the day gas-guzzler sales begin to skyrocket. It's also the day that the automobile industry feels less of a responsibility to develop fuel-efficient technologies. Neither move is in the state's best interests.

Borucki's plan would require Californians to install some sort of tracking device in their cars that would send a signal to a GPS satellite. Taxpayers would then be assessed by how many miles they rack up. The intent would not be to use the tracking device as a surveillance tool, but the mere possibility is objectionable.

Update: More reason: