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White House Wants to Track and Tax Your Mileage
« on: May 07, 2011, 09:31:33 AM »
WTF is this?  Then they can track everywhere you go and that information will be hacked or leaked and there goes your privacy.  It's like Big Brother is watching!  This is crazy!  Watch out!

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Conservative economists, commentators, and politicians are blasting a draft Obama administration plan that envisions using Big Brother-like tracking devices on private cars to tax drivers on how many miles they travel.

The new tax scheme, designed to help fund transportation spending, would determine your mileage by installing electronic equipment on your car. This would involve monitoring your location and how far you’ve traveled.

Fox host Lou Dobbs offered this reaction to the trial balloon on his radio show Thursday: “We’ve got an effective unemployment rate of nearly 17 percent in this country, and these idiots want to tax car mileage. It’s nuts, what they want to do,” he said.

Cato economist Chris Edwards tells Newsmax that the proposal, which he considers “a terrible idea,” is part of the reauthorization of U.S. transportation programs that is expected to occur sometime in the next 12 months.

“There is a high degree of risk that there’s going to be all kinds of big government, intrusive stuff in this bill,” he warns.

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