[pp.int.general] Big Brother in NL?
nuitari at pirateparty.ca
Mon Nov 16 14:14:59 CET 2009
> In my opnion, road pricing serves a purpose. Firstly, taxes on automobiles
> are high (higher than in DE, afaik), and in the present system, the tax is
> the same whether you drive a lot or not much. (Only the fuel tax is
> usage-dependent (of course)). With a road pricing system, one pays for the
> usage rather han for the posession of a car. A second reason for road
> princing is the ability to differentiate, and thus to prevent people from
> using their car during rush our on our congested road network if not really
Privacy issues aside, I'd be really surprised if taxes are lowered to the
same extent as the added road pricing. To me it just looks like a simple
money grab. If you are stuck in road traffic, you pay more tax through the
increased fuel consumption.
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