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The Gas Tax plus the Mileage Tax

• Eric Peters Autos

Of course, the bait-and-switch is the belief that gas taxes will "wither away" – like the state, in Communist theology.

You have to have faith to believe this – in both cases.

What will happen is that drivers will pay taxes for driving as well as for gas – assuming they don't drive a battery-powered device. Device owners will just pay twice as much for the device – and wait five times as long before they can drive the device.

The state having as much interest in eliminating a tax as a tapeworm has in being eliminated from its host.