This editorial talks about the costs of a miles driven tax versus a fuel tax. If I have learned anything about taxes and government in my time on Earth, it is this: A miles driven tax will not be *instead* of a fuel tax, it will be *in addition* to a fuel tax.
So using the writer’s numbers, a truck driver will go from paying $1,582 a year to $2,685a year, a cost that will be passed on in other ways.
Likewise, your average car owner will see their tax burden go from $306 to $1,359.
Like Reagan said: tax and spend.