quote: Financing road maintenance by taxing fuel has always been a crude proxy for actual wear and tear done.
quote: Instead, EV/hybrid drivers should continue to pay very little and legislation should be drawn up to push the fuel tax burden onto heavier vehicles, especially semis.
quote: The proposal is to take away the gas tax, and offset it by taxing only hybrid/EV drivers.
quote: If we all switched to electric cars (and you know how stupid I believe that to be right now) should we have no money to maintain roads? Or just take it out of the general fund?
quote: Road maintenance taxes should be based on the weight of the vehicle and how many miles the vehicle is driven.
quote: "We should be rewarding people for trying to do their part to stop the climate crisis and to lower pollution," said Beth Kemler, who attended the protest. "We shouldn't be punishing them with taxes."
quote: Yep, those Republicans sure love lowering taxes...that is what they all love to say, right?
quote: Government is in the business of infrastructure and social reform , those are its two purposes.
quote: The governments wants us to buy environmentally responsible cars.
quote: May your armpits become infested with the fleas of a thousand camels.
quote: Rechargeable, replaceable fuel cell-powered vehicles is my solution. One that can go 500 miles on a charge, and either be recharged overnight or swapped out on the spot at a fuel cell recharge station with fully charged cells, then go another 500 miles...THIS is what they need to work on. It's 2013 for cryin' out loud...let's get with the dang program.