The Big Brother tax scheme

The Big Brother tax scheme

There are 3 comments on the Pleasanton Weekly story from Jul 26, 2012, titled The Big Brother tax scheme. In it, Pleasanton Weekly reports that:

Now that the governor has defied the public and critics by moving ahead with the high-speed rail boondoggle, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission is chiming in with its plan to separate you from more money in your wallet.

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#1 Jul 31, 2012
what happened to the full story referred by the link? It goes to a different story? I'd like to read this MTC tax plan commentary.

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#2 Aug 2, 2012
The Real Anon wrote:
what happened to the full story referred by the link? It goes to a different story? I'd like to read this MTC tax plan commentary.
Agreed, what are they doing now?

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#3 Aug 6, 2012
livnut wrote:
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Agreed, what are they doing now?
Well I know what the story is *about*, its a road tax based on per miles traveled. So the concern is how and why its under consideration. If for example you were trying to find a different funding mix of revenues to account more fairly for the electric vehicles that use the roads (but dont pay any, or very few, gas taxes) and things like that, or implement "congestion pricing" like they do with the current Lexus Lanes (such as the ones on SB 680 starting at Sunol) this could be a possible solution. However, the big concern would be that they would implement this kind of a scheme on top of the existing tax structure, thereby simply increasing the tax burden and making an already unfair situation even more burdensome for drivers.

So I wanted to read the editorial to see what the paper thought about it.

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