Big Brother in backseat?
Plan to tax drivers by the mile by using GPS
- Duration 4:10
- Date Jul 22, 2012
Plan to tax drivers by the mile by using GPS
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As soon be -- drive if there are proposals in both states.
That to have tracking device installed in cars the point is a taxi driver per mild to help pay for road repairs.
But is -- say costly invasion of privacy.
Yes but don't ask me let's talk to the president plus government Seton Motley good -- -- -- -- -- Leo I'm doing fine yeah this is exactly what we -- want we want we wanna have to have a GPS that the government can.
Know how far we've driven so that they can taxes a dime a mile or something like that.
And this is a gigantic invasion of privacy.
Wolf yes I mean this is the Californians this state that wanted to put a meter in your home that was monitored by the state if he is too much heater too much air conditioning they -- shut it off remotely from Sacramento good.
So so you know would you be driving come -- -- sixty miles an hour that -- what your card showed off because you've reached your maximum mileage quota well that is.
Let me see what I -- there they -- side of the story and they say.
That this is all about fairness why should somebody who drives one mile per week after pay the same here's their statement.
It really is an issue of fairness if you're charged by the -- help everybody contribute something towards that system that here is the metro transportation.
Committee in San Francisco we're interested in where they go.
We're only interested in the amount they travel so what about fairness if you're not much of a driver washing -- -- -- Because.
It will look at odds Bill Gates gets one vote sort of why why does he would pay more taxes an idea.
At the end of the debt at the end of the day the the the government we need transparency from government not transparency to government.
The reason people like us want tax reform.
It's -- that the government knows less about our businesses less about our financial transactions.
Not to evade you know not to do illegal activities but just because the government doesn't need to now every deduction -- might visibly here.
So so when the government wants to tax you per mile.
It's it's a patently -- -- invasion of privacy additionally.
You what every cut the cost of everything to go up -- start taxing long haul truckers per mile yeah and good luck with that it's like OK so you know we're gonna just.
If we're -- -- become an ala cart to society where -- You drove this many miles you're gonna have to pay assessment you went to the library you're gonna have to -- this option attack it kind of -- she'd already drivers are paying more in the form of gas tax.
Well yes and N and the argument they make the other argument they make is well we got better fuel mileage so getting less in taxes two things one.
We have better fuel mileage one because it would have happened anyway but it's happened at the point of a government -- So they -- it's like it's like.
The government ordering you to bang on a drama and then -- you'll find for noise violation.
It secondly we have a lot more Americans who own a lot more cars that are driving a lot more I would argue.
-- run the numbers but I would argue that the additional number of drivers.
Paying the lower lobe of the big already exorbitant gas tax rate right are making up for the fact -- the fuel mileage -- gotten a little better.
And then who pays who is not to pay for the -- Bridges we all love this.
10 here's the thing.
We already pay plenty of money the problem isn't the government state spends a terribly we always operate from this assumption that the government spending every penny wisely and all it needs is more money.
Let's first rather than looking for new revenue streams let's examine the government and -- -- can cut waste fraud abuse and just stupid programs.
And they -- there would generate enough revenue what they need to do is spend it better yet the Seton how far do you live from the studio.
I drove about it's about 1112 miles each way OK I want you send a dollar twenty.
To the DC government OK just to be cut pakistanis -- well maybe if it weren't so he had beaten and four dollars an hour depressed market -- -- getting back.
And actually just send it to steam can actually yes I think our this -- a -- on having a job it.
-- -- seeing Ali thanks so much for coming in we appreciate it.