Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Oregon's Mileage Tax Experiment

The Santa Rosa Press- Democrat ran a guest commentary today about a program in Oregon to see how well a mileage tax might work in replacing the gas tax. California and other states have been considering the same thing. The problem being people have been switching to higher mileage cars. That means less gas bought thus less tax revenue. That's a legitimate concern.

I've read other stories and commentaries on mileage tax proposal. I can't recall any that addressed one very likely outcome. Paint me as skeptical if you think for a minute they'll get rid of the gas tax. It's as Ron Paul pointed out when addressing the question of adopting a national sales tax vs. a flat tax. We'll likely end up with both- a mileage and gas tax.


At 8:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The per mile tax is stupid. People waste more gas crawling through traffic, an hour to go one mile, yet rural people have to pick up the bill.

At 8:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

State of Jefferson


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