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    Pay Per Mile

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3b1XLNoz0U

    lol that is the most insane thing I've ever heard. How could this possibly be fair especially to people in areas where there is no mass transit? And with how hard it is to find a job some people have to travel an insane amount to their job. I guarantee gas will soon go up too. Massachusetts is one of the states proposing this. And I guarantee this state does. They tax the shit out of us in general anyway.

    I live 25 minutes away from New Hampshire. It costs 24 more dollars per carton for cigarettes. Cost more for booze, shit more for gas. Insanity.

    What do you think about this new idea? It's only been proposed in 10 states so far. Obama flat out said no to it for a federal law.

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    Re: Pay Per Mile

    I support it.

    Here's a good paper on it. http://www.economics.harvard.edu/fac...rt%20Taxes.pdf

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    Re: Pay Per Mile

    This might have been explained in the article, but right now I dont have my contacts in and cant be arsed to read anything long, but Im confused on one thing. Is the state going to force everyone to have a chip in their car or are they just doing this for new cars sold in the state?
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    Re: Pay Per Mile

    Quote Originally Posted by neXus View Post
    This might have been explained in the article, but right now I dont have my contacts in and cant be arsed to read anything long, but Im confused on one thing. Is the state going to force everyone to have a chip in their car or are they just doing this for new cars sold in the state?
    I read that there will be a chip in the registration sticker. So everyone will have one.

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    Hmm, Id be interested to see how that chip works. We put our stickers on our plates, so Im not sure how the sticker would be of any use to the government. I'd expect the chip to be placed in your dashboard computer.
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    Well in comparison here if you have a speed pass it's called. It's a chip that you put somewhere on the inside of your windshield that knows your car when go drive through tolls. Instead of having to wait in line.

    I don't know how they'd connect the mileage together though.

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    I dont think we have those. We have toll freeways, but there are cameras that take a picture of your plates and youre mailed the bill. Anyone who is smart puts a tinted cover over their plates and the camera cant pick it up. Anyhow, I cant see the government justifying this type of tax in these economic times, especially with the property taxes on the rise, gas prices going up, and families in North America as a whole struggling to survive. The sad part is once this recession is over, interest rates will probably double.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neXus View Post
    I dont think we have those. We have toll freeways, but there are cameras that take a picture of your plates and youre mailed the bill. Anyone who is smart puts a tinted cover over their plates and the camera cant pick it up. Anyhow, I cant see the government justifying this type of tax in these economic times, especially with the property taxes on the rise, gas prices going up, and families in North America as a whole struggling to survive. The sad part is once this recession is over, interest rates will probably double.
    Well Massachusetts is insane. Considering it costs around at least $1,500 for a half ass decent apartment in this damn state I wouldn't be suprised.

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    Re: Pay Per Mile

    GTFO big brother.

    No spy chips in my car.

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    Re: Pay Per Mile

    Quote Originally Posted by Dakstang View Post
    GTFO big brother.

    No spy chips in my car.
    Why? Something to hide?


    The set-up costs are the biggest obstacle, but really road pricing like this is the best way forward for everyone, US or otherwise. Singapore has a system like this and it's worked very well there.

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    Re: Pay Per Mile

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Steventon View Post
    Why? Something to hide?
    That is like the police pulling you over and asking, "Care if I search your car? You shouldn't care unless you have something to hide.."

    None of their business.

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    Re: Pay Per Mile

    Well if they have reason to suspect you of course it's their business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Steventon View Post
    Well if they have reason to suspect you of course it's their business.
    If they have a reason to suspect you they won't ask to search your car, they will tell you they are going to search your car.

    They coerce people to consenting to a vehicle search all the time.

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    Re: Pay Per Mile

    This is why you wire remote activated explosives to your glove compartment.

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