One of the Democrats running for the House of Delegates in Virginia is proposing that we “charge vehicle property taxes in a way that corresponds to each driver’s contribution to congestion and excessive road wear, e.g., by weight of vehicles.” Democrat Sue Conrad is running for Delegate against Tim Hugo in the 40th District, and she proposed this idea on her website. Conrad stands in favor of taxing your SUV or Minivan (if you own both, make that a double tax).
Considering that the 40th District (which comprises of Clifton and Centreville’s many back roads), many residents own either a SUV or Minivan. Do they deserve an additional tax for their vehicles? No. In fact, Conrad is proposing another nanny state regulation that will not address the transportation woes facing many commuters in her district. In this economy, many people can not afford to be slammed with another useless tax.