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How Dumbasses Enable The Jackasses.......
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.....and we always lose more of our Liberties.

Here is a great example just waiting to happen. And Obama is going to allow the GOP to do the dirty work for him. Don't let anyone tell you that Jackasses aren't smart: Obama floats plan to tax cars by the mile.

Quote: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.

This follows a 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."

The administration seems to be aware of the need to prepare the public for what would likely be a controversial change to the way highway funds are collected. For example, the office is called on to serve a public relations function, as the draft says it should "increase public awareness regarding the need for an alternative funding source for surface transportation programs and provide information on possible approaches."

The draft bill says the "study framework" for the project and a public awareness communications plan should be established within two years of creating the office, and that field tests should begin within four years.

The office would be required to consider four factors in field trials: the capability of states to enforce payment, the reliability of technology, administrative costs, and "user acceptance." The draft does not specify where field trials should begin.

The new office would be funded a total of $200 million through FY 2017 for the project.

Here is what is so absurd about all this. The Jackasses claim to want citizens to turn to more efficient automobiles, through government approved four wheeled roller skates. But these vehicles would get much better gas mileage and revenue would suffer. So, in order to gain more revenue, we must be "Damned if we do, Damed if we don't", by being punished no matter which way we turn.

Naturally, the Dumbasses will see this, and knowing that the Jackasses led with it, will scream bloody murder, and it will not be approved under Obama's tenure. But eventually the GOP will gain control of not only the congress, but the WH as well. And in their zeal to show the power elites, and dinosaur media, that they are nice guys, they will revisit this proposed affront to our liberties.

This is exactly what happens all the time. Jackasses propose, and Dumbasses dispose, thinking they will get the credit for acting like Jackasses. That is why they are really Jackass-Lite. And they don't realize that they are screwing themselves and the rest of us, because they are true Dumbasses.

And people wonder why I am so critical of the GOP? You wait and see. This is eventually going to happen, no matter how idiotic, and the odds are the Dumbasses will lead the charge, in an attempt to make this more palatable to the citizens. Then when the Jackasses take over, they will add to it to the point where we will lose our liberty to move around as we wish.

Jackasses will be the big winners, we will be the big losers, and the Dumbasses will get the blame for it all.

Hey, Stupid is Forever!
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"Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it" - Jonathan Swift, 1710
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How Dumbasses Enable The Jackasses....... - by John L - 05-05-2011, 10:35 AM

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