The Biden regime wants to invade your privacy and tax you even more.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg recently announced that the Biden administration plans to issue a vehicle mileage tax to help fund future multitrillion-dollar infrastructure proposals.
The tax will not only hurt American’s pockets but also take away some of their privacy too.
Just think, the only way to have information on how many miles a person drives is to implement some kind of chip into the vehicle that would collect data and send it to the government.
Transportation Secretary @PeteButtigieg is now floating the idea of a "mileage" or "vehicle usage" tax to fund the Federal spending spree.
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) March 26, 2021
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
CNBC covered the concerning story and shared these details:
The White House is weighing a variety of ways — including a vehicle mileage tax — to finance what are expected to be multitrillion-dollar infrastructure proposals, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Friday.
Buttigieg, who spoke with CNBC’s Kayla Tausche, also argued that President Joe Biden’s forthcoming plans to rebuild U.S. roads, bridges and waterways would lead to a net gain for the U.S. taxpayer and not a net outlay.
“When you think about infrastructure, it’s a classic example of the kind of investment that has a return on that investment,” he said. “That’s one of many reasons why we think this is so important. This is a jobs vision as much as it is an infrastructure vision, a climate vision, and more.”
He also weighed in on several potential revenue-generating options to fund the project. He spoke fondly of a mileage levy, which would tax travelers based on how far they travel instead of on how much gasoline they consume.
Democrats have slowly pivoted away from a gasoline tax amid a simultaneous, climate friendly effort to encourage consumers to drive electric cars.
A mileage-based tax shows a lot of promise, @SecretaryPete says about funding President Biden's infrastructure package. Revenue generation will most likely come from several different sources. "We've got to think big; it's got to be transformative." https://t.co/QY1JvWXXOA pic.twitter.com/4R2CD6KaZV
— CNBC (@CNBC) March 26, 2021
Problem with vehicle mileage tax is that the only way to do this effectively is to have monitors of everyone’s vehicle. No one wants to have their vehicle monitored—that’s a huge invasion of privacy. https://t.co/sHPEkM5jNg
— Ellen R. Wald Ph.D.🛢 (@EnergzdEconomy) March 26, 2021
Yahoo News got the full scoop too:
The White House is mulling a tax on vehicles’ mileage to pay for a proposal to revamp the nation’s infrastructure expected in the coming days, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said on Friday.
In an interview with CNBC, Buttigieg said a tax on miles driven “shows a lot of promise,” as President Joe Biden’s administration faces pressure to find ways to fund infrastructure improvements, a goal that has eluded the past two presidential administrations.
“The gas tax used to be the obvious way to do it. It’s not anymore, so a so-called vehicle miles traveled tax or mileage tax, whatever you want to call, could be a way to do it.”
Imagine how damaging a mileage tax would be on the trucking industry.
It would be absolutely crippling but that’s not the big problem though.
The big problem is the government could potentially have precise GPS coordinates on car owners at any given time.