You know how the economy is in trouble and pretty much every American family is having to restrict it's spending and conserve it's resources? Well you'd think the same dynamic would apply to government spending--when tax revenues naturally decrease, government must restrict it's spending and conserve it's resources too.....well, not exactly.....
State officials say Minnesota is working on a pilot program to test the idea of charging drivers for each mile they drive. Other states around the country are considering a vehicle mileage tax, as revenues from the gas tax are expected to decline.
Tim Pawlenty is supposed to be a good conservative. At least he portrayed himself that way in the primaries. Why doesn't Minnesota government reduce it's spending to reflect the loss of tax revenue from lower gas prices and people driving less? Everybody else has to do with less, why not the government?
This just illustrates why all politicians are basically craven, power-addicts. They'll throw all ideology aside before giving up political power by cutting spending. Government will never do with less tax revenue. It will always expand but never contract and it will always, ALWAYS find a way to get more money from you, regardless of stated political ideology.
Americans driving on this road will be a cash bonanza for RINO governors like Pawlenty.