The State of Maryland is talking new taxes – again!
Maryland is considering a Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax or “VMT”. In other words, Marylanders who own a car or truck would be charged a tax on every mile that you drive. What is remarkable about this proposed tax is that it does not replace the gas tax. Rather, it is in addition to it!
Why would anyone suggest this VMT tax when we’re already paying some of the highest gas taxes in the Nation? How will the State of Maryland monitor the number of miles that you drive? Will they install a GPS on every car and truck?
As I researched this issue, I learned the Vehicle Miles Traveled tax is borne out of House Bill 315, the so-called Greenhouse Gas Emissions & Reduction Act of 2009. As a result of this legislation, Maryland is proposing new and additional methods of taxing energy usage like electricity and gasoline.
Sue Kullen voted for this legislation.
Sue Kullen’s vote resulted in a proposed Vehicle Miles Traveled tax, which could monitor where we drive, how much we drive, and how much electricity we use.
Today, working families continue to struggle in this state with burdensome taxes, fees and regulations. Isn’t enough – well, enough? These out of control “tax and spend” policies and the politicians who promote them are wrecking the budgets of hardworking families, wreaking havoc on our personal freedoms and pushing us further into debt.
Calvert residents deserve a representative in Annapolis who will fight against more taxes, fees, and government intrusion.