EXCERPT: "The Obama administration has floated a transportation authorization bill that would require the study and implementation of a plan to tax automobile drivers based on how many miles they drive. The plan is a part of the administration's "Transportation Opportunities Act," an undated draft of which was obtained this week by Transportation Weekly. The more innocuous sounding the title of the bill, the more a threat to American liberty. March Congressional Budget Office report that supported the idea of taxing drivers based on miles driven.
Among other things, CBO suggested that a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax could be tracked by installing electronic equipment on each car to determine how many miles were driven; payment could take place electronically at filling stations.
The CBO report was requested by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-ND), who has proposed taxing cars by the mile as a way to increase federal highway revenues.
Obama's proposal seems to follow up on that idea in section 2218 of the draft bill. That section would create, within the Federal Highway Administration, a Surface Transportation Revenue Alternatives Office. It would be tasked with creating a "study framework that defines the functionality of a mileage-based user fee system and other systems."
You really have to hand it to the Marxists and ProgStats (Progressive Statists) in this regime. They float this turd into the punchbowl last year but the reaction of Americans to MORE TAXATION from a government that does little to represent us anymore, was SO NEGATIVE, the plan went into the memory hole. But now that Obummer MIGHT have a tiny bump in the polls for supposedly whacking OBL (but we can't see the pics), they refloat this turd.
It is also SO TYPICAL of a retiring libtard like Conrad to pull a BOHICA on Americans as he leaves the U.S. Senate, after feathering his nest. Liberals LOVE to screw America and Americans over, it is what they do!
Here is a plan. TAX the Politicians for every time they open their mouths. TAX the politicians for every time they draft a bill, vote on a bill, amend a bill, or take a dump. Let's start taxing Moochelle's various vacations around the glob, every time one of her massive entourage bends over to sniff her anal vapors, their travel via Marine One, AF One, WH limousines, date nights, etc. That should bring in a few million or so.
Indeed, yet ANOTHER idea from a libtard that would cost much more to implement than it would ever bring in, revenue-wise. Only a liberal with a seriously low IQ (that covers 99.99% of them) could put something this stupid into a plan. The TRUTH of the matter is that WE ARE ALREADY BEING TAXED BY THE MILE! We pay local, city, state and federal taxes that are part of the per gallon price, hidden so we can't really see it. Thus, the more you drive, the more you fill up, and the more taxes you pay. The money flows to the Feds and only a portion of the money is returned to the states.
The Leftists in Oregon have been pushing this turd out of their oral sewers for YEARS and it consists of a GPS tracker that tabulates mileage and miles in congested areas (like the UK does) and when you fill your tank, it downloads your mileage and location to the state, your tax is calculated, along with any additional taxes for tolls, etc.
So WHY float something that would tabulate our mileage like some sort of black box?
In a word, CONTROL!
Americans will only take so much crap from the bastards in DC and the intolerable control efforts of King George III were what it took to finally bring about the revolution. Obama may well be the catalyst for the rise of Americans to demand their liberty from a tyrannical and oppressive government, like our Founders did from King George III and his tyranny. If something this stupid is enacted, the Gunny would rip out ANYTHING put into his car by the State. Our civil disobedience would be for us to start our own gasoline co-ops and dispense our gas into our cars and piss on the government. We can stock up on gas cans or large tanks, as farmers do, and then dispensed into our cars. Refuse to be sheep.
Another point is that this is just a cover for the Liberal's need to impost a "carbon footprint tax" on us. More liberal Cap and Trade bullsh*t.
The Gunny wonders WHY the RNC is not in full attack mode over this, rubbing it in the Leftist's faces. There is so much low-hanging fruit about this regime that the RNC can feast on, pointing out the DIFFERENCES between the Marxist Obama Regime and the Conservatives. Why isn't the RNC helping Obama to totally destroy the Democrat Party who endorses sh*t like this ALL OF THE TIME! Americans should make this the Stamp Act of our time and any member of Congress who votes for this bullsqueeze needs to be tarred and feathered and send down the Potomac on a garbage scow. This is just another liberal imposition on the personal liberty of ALL Americans who have to commute to work, often over long distances (thanks to the Obama economy) and hopefully, it will wake up more Americans, who will join us in crushing this disgustingly Marxist regime in 2012.
CLEAN SWEEP IN 2012!
78 MORE WEEKS!
Stop calling them liberals.ReplyDelete
They're not liberal.
Liberals want more freedom.
Leftists don't want freedom for those who disagree with them.
Liberals believe in human rights for all.
Leftists say not for unborn children, taxpayers, those who disagree with them.....
Liberals want less government intrusion.
Leftists want big government intrusion.
When you use the wrong words, you've already lost the intellectual debate.
How in the world can we get Allen West to run for president?? We need someone strong!!The Repubs are too quiet lately. Making me nervous.ReplyDelete
When President Orwell said he was going to "change" America, he wasn't kidding was he?ReplyDelete
The Democrap's little dream of a high tech version of the Soviet Union.
I'm sure they'd tout it as a way to "save money" since tracking your movement and habits via your car and cellphone is cheaper than having a KGB agent following everyone.
I see your point however that is what they call themselves. We all know that the days of the JFK style, anti-commie pro-Americ Democrat are history.
Maxine Waters, a serious commie, referred to herself as a liberal when she let it slip that "this liberal is in favor of national, er, socializing the oil companies."
Liberal, Marxist, Commie, Maoist, Stalinist, Progressive, Democrat, Statist, they are one and the same.
One, the GOP still has not learned their lesson and WILL NOT until we purge the McLames an Grahamnestys from their ranks.
Two, Allen West wants to clean up Congress but I agree, a West and Bachmann/Santorum/Rubio ticket would stomp Obama into the ground.
The statists will never learn that not submitting to tyranny IS IN OUR BLOOD!
"The Gunny wonders WHY the RNC is not in full attack mode over this..."
That's because the GOP leaders are not much more than crypto Democrats. If the Democrat party was an entity in the sun, the GOP RINO leaders would be its shadow.
Why is the Beatles song "Taxman" running through my head? We've had this mandatory mileage reporting for years in trucking,but as to private autos,seems like a scam to me. Liked Cain in that debate last night.ReplyDelete
I was thinking of getting a big tank as I was reading, and then you suggested it later. I would like to see our govt spend what we already give them wisely before we give them any more. Borrowing money for roads and bridges pisses me off when in NC we pay 48 cents a gallon for roads and bridges. Why did they have to borrow money, unless they spent what we already gave them on something else?ReplyDelete
Gunny if you really believe that liberal and leftist are one in the same than you are sadly misinformed. Just because one leftist referred to themselves as a liberal that does not change the facts. A liberal is an ideological faction that believes there is more than one absolute moral truth. On the other side is conservatives who believe that they are the sole possessor of morality. Hope that clears it up for you.ReplyDelete
Seems to me that we can look as this nonsense as either 1) a serious proposal or 2) a typical Cloward-Piven tactic.ReplyDelete
IF it is legit, then I think a great argument can be made that it is unenforceable UNLESS the government intends to argue it is their duty to keep tabs on every single citizen by tracking their movements (good luck with selling that).
I somehow doubt that is the case here and believe it is a distraction and/or overload issue used to steer our attention away from something else our omnipotent overlords are working on that would outrage the population even more.
Cain TOOK IT to Obama and the Left last night! Santorum had a belly full of fire too!
Tenth Gen Patriot,ReplyDelete
They divert the money to their pet projects all of the time. In VA, they refused a $.01 bump to sales tax because the people KNEW that the pols would use it for other stuff instead of roads.
You wtote: "A liberal is an ideological faction that believes there is more than one absolute moral truth. On the other side is conservatives who believe that they are the sole possessor of morality."
How can there be more than one absolute moral truth for an issue? On adultery, for example, it is either right or wrong.
As far as your second sentence, I totally disagree. Conservatives want EVERYONE held to the SAME standard and that ALL are equal under the law. Liberals want equal outcomes for all, not equality for all. I'll give you the multitudes of BJ Bubba Clinton apologists for an example.
With this regime's BS Dispenser working 24/7, you could be right but at the core of it all, liberals are always ready to tax us on everything under the sun.
That is why you are a conservative, you do not associate plurality with morality. You believe that in a universal moral code, you think that being gay is wrong. Always wrong. You may tolerate it but when it comes down to it, it is a sin and a bad life choice according to you. You do not accept fallibility on any issue and nothing will change your view on moral positions such as this. I am not saying its a bad thing either, just trying to explain the basic difference between liberal and conservatives. Now, I as a liberal thinker (not to be confused with the term leftist) do not think that being gay is wrong. It is not something I would ever engage in, but never would I pass judgement on someone via an issue of morality because ultimately I could be wrong. I accept moral fallibility. And maybe you can see how this is the MOST stripped down version of liberalism vs conservationism.ReplyDelete
You're an idiot.
But then that is just an opinion.
"Ultimately you could be wrong?"
The bedrock of your faith is amazing! Ultimately you will be wrong; by accepting that sin is okay, you grant the Devil permission. Re-read the book.