This whole business of fuel efficiency has become convoluted. SUVs and trucks burn more gas, which means states get more tax money for roads. Since people have cut back and now drive more fuel-efficient vehicles, states are losing revenue needed for roads. Here in North Carolina they are considering a tax based on the number miles people drive along with toll roads to make up the difference. Damned if we do, damned if we don't.
Hey that works for me. I hate to tell you though Obama has that in the works with his Carbon standads type in EPA Obama and Carbon in Google and read the WSJ article. Unfortunately he will tax power companies as well which will again hit the poor more significantly because it will inflate prices for necessities.
Why do you have a hard-on against trucks and SUV's?
My Dodge,1 ton,4WD,Crewcab with an 8' bed,cost $40,000.00.(ratio of price per pound versus an econobox is higher,ergo I paid your "surcharge")
I get 18MPG,ergo I pay a higher ratio in fuel tax versus miles driven than an econobox,again your "surcharge" is paid.
I use my truck for work,ergo it is not being used for commuting alone.ergo it is contributing to the GDP versus being a drain on domestic production.
Get a brain dude and TRY to think before you speak...