Friday, March 25, 2011

Big Brother is Tracking You

Um, no thanks. Big Brother will NOT be tracking my every move:
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...

The report was requested by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), who held a hearing on transportation funding in early March. In that hearing, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the Obama administration is hoping to spend $556 billion over the next six years, much of which would go to federal transportation improvement projects.
Idea rejected.

Can we send Kent Conrad back to ND early?


Memeorandum discussion


Randy-g said...

We don't want him back here....
Besides he has a muti-million dollar beach house in Delaware financed via one of those shady VIP loans from "Country Wide" to retire in.

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

When is enough enough for these f@%ks?

Nevermind, rhetorically speaking.

RightKlik said...

We can send Conrad to France for all I care. Just get him out of Washington ASAP.

Anonymous said...

For years now, they have been increasing their control of individual mobility. That is what public transportation actually is. They will try a lot more of this in the future.