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Response to RickFromMN (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 08:59 AM

6. the idea is that all drivers should be paying an equitable amount of road upkeep...

 

the goal is balance, not abuse of those who are not wealthy enough to buy a Chevy Volt or a Tesla Roadster. Right now, electric and hybrid are more expensive and thus owned more often by people with more money. In addition, there is a tax credit for the purchase of such vehicles. So those wealthier drivers are getting breaks off the backs of people stuck in their old Tersel, which got 34 mpg for the last 15 years, while a break is going to some cat who just bought a Volt after 15 years of getting 11 miles per gallon out of some SUV. How is that fair, and how would that help with road upkeep?

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