From the Forums: How About a Driving Tax?

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greenvert has a proposition:

The Dutch cabinet today approved a plan to tax drivers 7 cents for each mile they drive. Revenues from the bill, which still has to pass parliament, would replace road tolls and some of the taxes on automobile purchases. This seems like a great idea to me, and I'd love to see it implemented in the US. I'm doubtful it'll ever happen, though- we love driving way too much. Now seems like the time to do it, though, while all the major auto companies still owe the government big time.

What do you think? Will Americans go the way of the Dutch? Join the discussion.