The Bay Area is considering a long-range plan to become the first place in the nation to tax drivers for every mile they travel, with an average bill of up to $1,300 per year.
The proposal is a long way from becoming reality. But under the scenario, drivers would likely have to install GPS-like trackers on their cars to tally travel in the nine-county Bay Area, from freeways to neighborhood streets, with only low-income people exempted.
Oh, yes. The combination of extreme government shortfalls and ultra-advanced technology is going to result in some creative taxation. When you’re lucky, you’ll actually be informed of this taxation. When you’re not lucky, the taxation will be sneaked in by some form of trickery.