Californians Consider Mileage Tax Amid Falling Gas Tax Revenues

Californians make up one of those blue states in the red. And one of the reasons they’re in the red is that they’re not bringing as much in from gas taxes. Since they’re a blue state, their natural reaction is to find something else to tax to make up for the shortfall. Of course, this isn’t just a Democrat thing. Republicans like to tax and spend like Democrats do. California has a 36-cent-per-gallon tax, one of the higher ones in the country. On top of that, the state imposes a 2.25% Read more […]

Oops! Your Electric Car is Not Better for the Environment

It’s probably the case that you are not helping the environment with your 100% electric car. That’s because, even though you aren’t using pollution-emitting fuels inside your engine, you are using them to make your electricity. That is, unless something drastically changes to produce a cleaner electricity grid for the US. So, oddly enough, a fuel-efficient internal combustion engine might actually be better for the environment than your electric car. Weird: “Unfortunately, when a wire Read more […]