July 18, 2012 – San Jose Mercury News
Another Brilliant Progressive Idea on How to Raise Taxes
The California Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently proposed what could become the most unpopular tax of all time: A tax for simply driving your car.
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission of San Francisco is behind the idea and has said that the tax would work by installing GPS units into cars to track the miles that they travel. The vehicle owners would then be charged accordingly, with low-income drivers exempted.