A GPS Based Gasoline Tax For Oregon!

As it stands now, anyone, Oregon Resident or tourist visiting the state, when they buy gas they pay an Oregon gas tax which goes to road maintenance and construction. Gov. Kulongowski, according to the Albany Democrat Herald, wants to move away from the gas tax to a GPS based system that taxes you based on mileage within the state at a cost of $20 million.

Couldn’t we continue on with the present system and use that $20 million for the Sellwood bridge?

Will residents in eastern Oregon pay higher taxes because distances may be longer?

Was Gov. Kulongowski smoking something funny when he signed on to this thing?

Answer YES to all of the above!

One Response to “A GPS Based Gasoline Tax For Oregon!”

  1. As the French say, “incroyable”. The greenies fight to get us to drive fuel-efficient cars, then say, “Whoops! They’re driving fuel-efficient cars, which means they’re buying less gas (which is certainly good), but now our gas tax revenue is going down!!! Whatever shall we do???”

    To a liberal, there’s always one solution: raise somebody’s taxes or impose a new one.

    Wouldn’t it make sense for them to encourage people to go out and buy SUVs and Hummers?

    One slight point of your brilliant governor’s plan that might be just a bit hard for real people to swallow:

    It’s a “GPS-based system”. That means that your cars will be fitted with GPS receivers (and most likely, transceivers). Every car will have to have one (otherwise the system won’t work).

    “All citizens will bring their cars to an official Monitoring Station during the month of June to be fitted with a GPS device. Failure to comply will result in suspension of your driving priveleges. Thank you and have a nice day”.

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