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Old 06-21-2014, 06:07 PM
 
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Maryland residents could be charged a driving fee - WTOP.com

Good grief, another tax?
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Old 06-21-2014, 06:39 PM
 
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And would it apply only for traveling on Maryland roadways? If so, I can't imagine how this would be recorded accurately by GPS tracking or odometer reading. My local driving has me routinely traveling into DC and VA (and DE in summer).

Gotta love O'Malley
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:44 AM
 
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"Let me tell you how it will be...it's one for you, nineteen for me...Tax man..."
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Old 06-22-2014, 07:52 AM
 
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Selfishly, I would love this. I can afford it and it will clear the roads, and save me an hour a day.

Realistically, this will hurt the working class poor MUCH MUCH MUCH more than it will benefit the state economy.
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Old 06-22-2014, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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When you vote Dem as a matter of course these are the consequences.

Democrat-dominated Maryland not quite as liberal as its leaders - The Washington Post
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Old 06-22-2014, 09:23 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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But, it's for the children.

See, all better now.
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:36 AM
 
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How could they enact this when they don't have the guts to make a reasonable increase in the gas tax (Which is to some degree a per mile tax already)?
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Old 06-22-2014, 01:40 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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How could they enact this when they don't have the guts to make a reasonable increase in the gas tax (Which is to some degree a per mile tax already)?
The gas tax did go up, will go up again 1 July and again next July. Not to mention bridge tolls.
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Old 06-22-2014, 02:55 PM
 
Location: classified
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Other states have been talking about doing this for a while now, thanks to the rise of more fuel efficient vehicles, hybrid vehicles, electric cars, etc which has caused revenue from the gas tax (which is used to maintain the existing roadway network) to decline even though there are more cars on the roads.

That being said though I think it is way too premature to implement such a policy now, when all things are considered.
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Old 06-22-2014, 06:41 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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....thanks to the rise of more fuel efficient vehicles, hybrid vehicles, electric cars, etc
which has caused revenue from the gas tax... to decline
Rather much like how electric RATES go up when KWH usage goes down.

Raise the motor per gallon fuel tax RATE (if we must).
Don't put another new straw into our wallets.
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