He will just hit you in the pocket elsewhere. I am tending to use my car less and less these days due to the cost of running it. I work nights and finish before public transport starts so use it for work, but tend to walk most places now. So his taxation on fuel is working to stop me using the car, however I am not buying as much fuel so therefore paying less tax. I don't go to the pub much nowadays because of the high cost of beer and if I do go, I drink less. Again, the stance on raising taxes to make me healthier by not drinking has worked. As before though I am not going to the pub so I am paying less tax.