Biden Administration Amps Up Talk of New Mileage Tax

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During the 2020 presidential election, then-candidate Joe Biden talked about “building back better” in America. This turned out to be the slogan of his presidential campaign; although, less than 70 days into the current White House administration has shed light on what the current president views as “better.” 

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Right now, Biden is on a warpath to essentially end the Senate filibuster, increase the corporate tax rate, give amnesty to illegal aliens, force American workers to join unions, and much more. Meanwhile, all of this is happening as the Democrat president continues to ignore the exhausted and overrun mess of his own creation at the Southern border. 

Meanwhile, it looks like the Biden administration is just warming up. Yesterday, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg endorsed the idea of a mileage tax to fund an infrastructure package, as Breitbart News reports. 

The Truth About Biden’s Infrastructure Package

Right now, it is very clear that President Biden believes passing one big package after the next will help America. This is the strategy that the president has employed thus far and it’s also one that he — and his aides — continue(s) to stick with. 

Here’s the thing, though; spending bills cost money. Furthermore, no matter how much Biden talks about taxing the wealthy or increasing taxes on big business, it always trickles down to the American worker. Despite how much Democrats love to punish economic success and wealth, there simply isn’t enough of it to fund all the ridiculously expensive packages Democrats want to pass. 

This is why the U.S. secretary of transportation felt comfortable going on CNBC yesterday and talking about a mileage tax. According to Buttigieg, taxing Americans based on the miles they drive “shows a lot of promise” and “could be the way” to garner capital for an infrastructure package. 

Disconnected from the American Public 

Many Americans criticized Buttigieg yeseterday. Critics branded the Transportation Secretary as out of touch, additionally noting that Democrats’ talk of a mileage tax will only help Republicans in future elections. 

See, what the Biden administration just doesn’t grasp is that no one is looking to pay higher taxes right now. Many people are suffering through an economic recession; therefore, the last thing they need now is the government finding new means and excuses to take money from them. 

Are you surprised that the Biden administration is mulling over a mileage tax amid the current economic crisis? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.