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Milton Wolf sees Team Obama pretty much as I do, they are all about controlling our lives
The most transparent aspect of the Obama Administration is their desire to control your life. Their latest salvo is to get you out of your car (and into their trains). Why? The car has long represented freedom in America and that simply will not do.
Well said I think, I have long believed that Liberals loathe guns because they are the ultimate defender of personal liberty, a tool of self-reliance. And Wolf makes a great case for the same being true of cars. The Left despises individualism and face it, a car helps us be more individualistic, not to mention that cars are also a symbol of something else the Left loathes, capitalism. And now, by golly, the Left sees another way to punish us for having the audacity to be individuals
Obama administration floats draft plan to tax cars by the mile
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 White House, however, said the bill is only an early draft that was not formally circulated within the administration.
I love that last line. Oh, it’s only “an early draft” and hasn’t been “formally circulated.” I take that transparent sidestep as admission that they intend to push for this as hard as they can.
Recall, this is administration that has launched an all out war on energy which, of course, is the lifeblood of American freedom and prosperity. Obama’s energy plan, in his own words, is one where prices “would necessarily skyrocket.“
Wolf is quite correct, the Left’s agenda, every last aspect of it, is nothing more than an all-out assault on American ideals. To the Left, this is their one aim, to “fundamentally change America”. Rest assured they will never stop seeking to bring some form Marxism here. Therefore, we must resolve to fight them every day!
An update it looks as if the White House is backing away from this, for now, but they will try again, they always do.
The White House on Thursday walked back a proposal to tax people based on how many miles they drive.
The proposal was included in a draft of the administration’s Transportation Opportunities Act, but a White House spokesman said it “was not an administration proposal.”
“This is not a bill supported by the administration,” White House spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said. “This was an early working draft proposal that was never formally circulated within the administration, does not take into account the advice of the president’s senior advisers, economic team or Cabinet officials, and does not represent the views of the president.”
The legislation the White House is distancing itself from calls for creating a Surface Transportation Revenue Alternatives Office within the Federal Highway Administration. It would be tasked with creating a “study framework that defines the functionality of a mileage-based user fee system and other systems.”
Whatever they say now, the fact is they simply decided this was too much too soon, so look for some “softer” proposals that start us down the same road. Look for something more “palatable”, in other words, something that is easier to sneak by the people.
House Transportation Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) has indicated that he did not think a tax-per-mile proposal was politically palatable, but said Congress would have to look for ways to supplement declining gas tax revenues.
“Even an increase in gas taxes now will not solve the problem,” Mica said. “Every day, the fleet is getting more efficient. They’re literally driving further and paying less, so the system will collapse.”But even before Republicans took control of the House in 2010 on an anti-government wave, Mica said the tax-per-mile proposal would be a tough sell to voters.
“They’ll be coming with pitchforks up the Capitol steps,” Mica told the newspaper.
There ya go folks, keep those pitchforks at the ready