President Joe Biden claimed his new taxes would only affect individuals earning over $400,000 a year. The White House press secretary later clarified that any new taxes would be only on families earning over $400,000 a year.

Later that same week, Biden’s secretary of transportation, Pete Buttigieg, stated the president is also considering a mileage tax: “A mileage tax 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.” 

A mileage tax is regressive and strikes the low and middle classes the most. Rural blue-collar Americans travel long distances to and from work to provide for their families. Truckers transport goods across America. Those goods would need price increases to pay for the mileage tax, which then means a regressive Biden tax on every single low- and middle-income family.

“Tax the rich more” is the Democrats' mantra. “Tax everyone more” is the Democrats' reality.

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Norman Pappous

Biden's existing tax proposal is the largest tax increase in 30 years. btw - If he thinks the economy is fragile, why is he raising taxes? That's pretty much the opposite of what any economist, on either side of the aisle, would tell you to do.

Gary Miller

President Joe Biden claimed his new taxes would only affect individuals earning over $400,000 a year. A LIBERAL LIE. Every tax affects every tax paying worker. Tax the rich? A Biden favorite is a 30 % increase in Corporate taxes. Corporate taxes are a consumer tax that the poor lose most. The only thing business can do with corporate taxes is add them to products or services they sell.

Gary Miller

A millage tax would hit communitors hardest. Helping the liberal wish of forcing people back into cities. Next hardest hit would be low income people who don't have or can't afford a public transportation option. Businesses could help workers by moving worksites out of cities.

Stuart Crouch

More doom-and-gloom propaganda from our Right-wing agitators. Are you guys receiving some sort of commission for these works of fiction? Are fairy tales the new platform to elect more superlatives like, say...Pervy Matt Gaetz? Lyin' Lauren Boebert and everyone's favorite space-cadet, Marjorie Taylor-Greene? Jim "Gym" Jordan? Ron "Jim Crow" Johnson? (And I haven't even gotten to Texans yet!)

Y'all prolly gonna have to 'stack the deck' to pull this one off. Oh wait, those 250+ voter suppression laws ought to help. [wink]

Seriously. Just look at what you have become.

Carlos Ponce

Stuart Grouch is the fiction writer.

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