That one proposal is too expensive for many Americans to even drive a car!
Right now another wave of pandemic restrictions have begun and the cost of living is on the rise, people are getting poor and yet another dense idea that the left has laid out to make Americans life poorer! Because one of the other provisions included in the 2,702-page bill is too cruel for Americans!
On Pages 508-519 of the bill, Nick Short of the Claremont Institute noted an item that would impose a national per-mile motor vehicle user tax on a trial basis.
On Tuesday, Short tweeted on his Twitter saying, “Buried on page 508 of the 2,702-page infrastructure bill is a pilot program for a national motor vehicle per-mile user fee (MBUF) which is basically a long-term plan to make it too expensive to drive a car.”
The bill says that the pilot program is set up “to test the design, acceptance, implementation, and financial sustainability of a national motor vehicle per-mile user fee, to address the need for additional revenue for surface transportation infrastructure and a national motor vehicle per-mile user fee” and “to provide recommendations relating to the adoption and implementation of a national motor vehicle per-mile user fee.”
Short’s tweet was accompanied by a post from The Lid Blog that broke down each component of the idea, from the program’s objectives to its suggestion that “volunteers” from each state find new ways to collect data on kilometers driven by “both commercial and private car operators.”
Buried on page 508 of the 2,702 page infrastructure bill is a pilot program for a national motor vehicle per-mile user fee (MBUF) which is basically a long-term plan to make it too expensive to drive a car. https://t.co/SNT70mus9W pic.twitter.com/khKgcVC4In
— Nick Short (@PoliticalShort) August 3, 2021
The “Secretary of the Treasury shall establish, on an annual basis, per-mile user fees for passenger motor vehicles, light trucks, and medium- and heavy-duty trucks,” the proposal says on Page 513.
The measure indicates that participants’ identities will be protected to ease any apprehension about participating in the pilot program, “if this happens and achieves the desired result,” as The Lid put it.
This test run of what could eventually evolve into a full-fledged policy to make owning a car next-to-impossible can be chalked up by the left as an effort to be “environmentally conscious.”
But is it instead another way to cripple our existing ways of life?
Imagine five years ago telling yourself that the government would order small business closures, legislate when and how Americans might worship, and embrace an increasingly harsh “do as I say, not as I do” strategy to combat a global pandemic.
From the way we work to the way we breathe, so many aspects of our lives have already changed — albeit willingly, for some.
What’s so different about changing how we get to one place from another?
With $10 million dedicated to this program for each year from 2022 to 2026, it’s easy to see how the government doles out what it acquires from hardworking Americans.
Any Republican lawmakers who vote in favor of this “bipartisan” bill have no right to label themselves “conservative.”
This proposal is the antithesis of conservatism.