An economist at the Congressional Budget Office suggested on Monday that the federal government could start charging people based on how far they drive in order to generate more government revenues to spend on highway projects.
With the push to increase mileage of cars with better use of fuel and electric cars now the government is faced with losing tax money because will use less fuel. Now the push is to charge by the mile which will stop travel of some people and create other problems that will “have to” be dealt with when that too produces less revenue.
As an afterthought government will have to think up ways to tax those who use gas for their mower business or cleaning parts and so on.
The paradigm is that with the advent of electric cars and the use of ethanol we are still using energy to produce results. Basically it is the old switch from one reality to another. Government has a history of shifting services to another agency and calling the result a savings.