McCaskill Opposes Mileage Tax

WASHINGTON (AP) –  Sen. Claire McCaskill told the Obama administration Thursday she opposes efforts to track drivers’ mileage, a stance that could inoculate the Missouri Democrat from GOP attacks as she approaches re-election.

In a letter addressed to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and provided to The Associated Press, McCaskill wrote that any proposal to tax drivers based on miles they drive will place a burden on already cash-strapped motorists.

“As you know, there is a vital need to improve our nation’s roads and related highway infrastructure,” McCaskill wrote to
LaHood. “However, this is not the right time to raise funds by imposing a vehicle miles traveled tax on people who are already cutting back.”

The Obama administration also opposes the tax.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press


More From CBS St. Louis

KMOX Podcasts
As Heard On KMOX

Listen Live