Originally Posted by sxotty
You are making a big mistake though when you try to make this claim. How much do we spend on security for our oil supply (hint it is really a lot)? We would not have to do that if people did not drive as much. So the person that drivers far less is already paying huge amounts for that shipping and other transportation related stuff.
I was thinking more along the lines of fruits, veggies, milk, sex toys from amazon, etc. When somebody drives to the store and buys a product your company makes you are directly benefiting from roads you never travel on. Our country's infrastructure, like roads and the electrical grid, benefit the entire population or the country excepting those mighty few who live totally off the grid.
Technically, in order to be fair, the use tax would be a yearly tax for everybody, not just those who have car-related activities.