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Friday, March 25, 2011

More economy crushing ideas from the left.

In this case the desperate bloated machine, frantically looking at increasing their revenue stream at a time when the productive in America are already feeling like they are being robbed at gunpoint, is considering the “brilliant” idea of taxing mileage:

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) this week released a report that said taxing people based on how many miles they drive is a possible option for raising new revenues and that these taxes could be used to offset the costs of highway maintenance at a time when federal funds are short. The report discussed the proposal in great detail, including the development of technology that would allow total vehicle miles traveled (VMT) to be tracked, reported and taxed, as well as the pros and cons of mandating the installation of this technology in all vehicles.

If you still doubt that these nannies want to control your behavior, especially limit your average American’s mobility, no matter what the economic consequences of adding another tax to transportation which is essential to practically every aspect of our economy, take a look at this idiotic idea. This would impact the trucking industry, forcing the cost to be passed on and thus resulting in rises in prices in practically everything that needs to be moved. Be prepared to pay more for food, for mail that doesn’t depend on government to be moved – I am sure the post office will be exempt – and for every other item you buy in a store that doesn’t get the item out of their backyard.

And what about people that drive to work? If you choose to live in suburbia to avoid the usual bullshit that comes along with urban life, you now are going to be penalized for doing so. It’s no secret that the left loves the big cities. This is where you find their biggest voter block resides, usually living off the fruits of other people’s had work, and they obviously would love more of that. I now think that I have some understanding where Obama’s fascination with high speed railways might be coming from. The left must already believe it is going to successfully tax all us peons into living in giant concrete cities with idiotic ideas like this. Get us all to depend on these idiotic mass transit systems to move around. Not to mention the powerful unions they could then get to help funnel them more campaign contributions.

What they should do is tax the global warmists that tell us we should all use Obama’s stupid rail system while themselves having the carbon footprints of one of the urban areas. You start slamming Al Gore and Pelosi with some decent taxes for their luxury travels, and you are going to get some big money. Leave us people alone. Oh yeah, and cut that bloated welfare state and the giant government machine that depends on it. You won’t need to tax another one of our freedoms into extinction then.

Posted by AlexinCT on 03/25/11 at 08:07 AM in Decline of Western Civilization   Deep Thoughts   Left Wing Idiocy   Politics   Law, & Economics  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink
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