“If we believe in that so-called user-pays principle, the idea that part of how we pay for roads is you pay based on how much you drive”
Source: Gabriel Keane | National File
Biden regime Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has indicated that he may push for a mileage tax on Americans that will require them to pay the government for traveling too much. The move would help pay for Biden’s $3 trillion infrastructure bill, and “shows a lot of promise” according to Buttigieg.
When asked by an NBC reporter is he supported a mileage tax, Buttigieg said, “I think that shows a lot of promise. If we believe in that so-called user-pays principle, the idea that part of how we pay for roads is you pay based on how much you drive.”
“The gas tax used to be the obvious way to do it; it’s not anymore,” Buttigieg added. “So, a so-called vehicle miles traveled tax or a mileage tax, whatever you want to call it, could be the way to do it.”
Buttigieg’s suggestion drew widespread criticism from social media users on Friday.
The former South Bend mayor was highly criticized during his failed presidential run in 2020, and was even mocked by former President Barack Obama:
According to a new book chronicling Joe Biden’s path to becoming the current President of the United States, former President Barack Obama stated that former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg could not win the 2020 presidential election because “he’s gay” and “he’s short.”
In an excerpt from “Lucky” published by the Hill, Obama offered to take a “few questions” in front of an audience of privileged black corporate donors that included “Ken Chenault, the former chairman of American Express, tech executive Charles Phillips, Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier, and Citigroup’s Ray McGuire,” as well as actor and anti-Trump activist Robert de Niro.
After pontificating about his adoration for Warren, Obama was asked about South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s bid for the presidency.
“He’s thirty-eight, but he looks thirty,” Obama said according to the excerpt, adding, “He’s the mayor of a small town,” and, “He’s gay, and he’s short.”