Biden administration transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg is doubling down on the idea of taxing people based on how many miles they drive. It’s a terrible idea.
Buttigieg first floated this idea several weeks ago, and if you read American Lookout, you knew about it.
Is there anything Democrats don’t want to tax?
FOX News reports:
Buttigieg suggests ‘vehicle miles tax’ to pay for infrastructure projects
Biden Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is weighing a vehicle miles tax (VMT) to fund the president’s estimated $3 trillion infrastructure plan, which he plans to unveil next Friday.
A VMT would tax people per miles driven and presents an alternative to further raising the gas tax.
“We’re obviously going to have to come to more solutions if we’re going to preserve the user-paid principle,” Buttigieg said Thursday of a potential VMT while testifying before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
His comment came in response to a question from Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves, R-Mo., who has previously expressed support for the tax…
“I think that shows a lot of promise,” the Transportation Secretary said of a mileage tax. “If we believe in that so-called user-pays principle. The idea that part of the way we pay for roads is you pay based on how much you drive. The gas tax used to be the obvious way to do it. It’s not anymore.”
See the video below:
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says taxing drivers by the mile “shows a lot of promise” and could be a way to fund a big infrastructure overhaul. pic.twitter.com/fkI5nWt7sr
— The Recount (@therecount) March 26, 2021
Here comes a new tax that will hit the poor and middle class the hardest. Joe Biden’s Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg says the Biden administration is considering taxing drivers for every mile they drive to fund their big spending. pic.twitter.com/TrAPRxljl9
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) March 26, 2021
Because gas taxes aren’t enough to fund their socialist spending sprees, now Pete Buttigieg wants a mileage tax too.
Democrats are doing their best to destroy business and stick it to the middle class.
— Cassandra (@CassyWearsHeels) March 26, 2021
It’s an idea so awful, only a Democrat could think of it.