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Old 01-13-2013, 05:02 PM   #82
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Originally Posted by sxotty View Post

Why in the world would you charge people a road tax on a vehicle instead of taxing them based on the damage they do to roads.
Because not all damage to roads is incremental wear cause by use. Much of it is simply age. So a gas tax is only a half-solution. Charge a use tax to pay for the portion of the damage which is expected due to aging, and charge a gas tax for incremental wear.
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