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By Dan Carlson
Prairie Ponderings 

The Coming War on Rural America

 

March 31, 2021

Last week we had yet another indication the Biden administration is woefully ignorant about life in rural America.

Pete Buttigieg, the new U.S. Transportation Secretary, expressed support for a new tax to make vehicle owners pay for each mile they drive. In an interview on CNBC Buttigieg said, “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, so a so-called vehicle miles traveled tax or mileage tax, whatever you want to call it, could...



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