Wake up Calvert County! The Vehicle Miles Travelled Tax is very real and headed for Maryland. Don’t let the Maryland Democrats fool you. It has already been implemented in Oregon and a pilot program is planned in California.
Can you imagine having a GPS tracker installed in your car that would monitor every mile you drive so that Maryland can charge you a mileage tax? How many of you commute over an hour to work each day?
We already pay more than 27 cents per gallon in gas tax to the State with another 3.5 cent increase in January 2015. By 2020, the Maryland Democrats want to track, monitor, and charge us for the miles we drive in addition to this ridiculously high gas tax!
The Maryland Democrats who support the VMT tax say it would help cut emissions and discourage driving. How many of us need to drive over an hour to work each day to support our families? If you work in Washington, DC, driving from the southern part of the county is approximately 65 miles. Let’s say the VMT tax is 5 cents per mile. That’s $6.50 a day / $32.50 per week / $130.00 per month / $1,560 per year in addition to the gas taxes you’re already paying. Can you afford $130.00 per month of your hard earned money going to the state of Maryland?
In 2014, Maryland Republicans supported House Bill 277, which prohibits a mileage tax. Maryland Democrats wouldn’t even let it out of committee – so nobody could vote on it! The Democrats want to tax hard working Marylanders for the miles we drive. This VMT tax is no good for Maryland.