A dumber idea

This is quite possibly the dumbest thing I’ve read today.  A story on CNN talking about a mileage tax, where the government tracks your car via GPS and bills you based on the number of miles you drive.

Speaking to The Associated Press, Transportation Secretary LaHood, an Illinois Republican, said, “We should look at the vehicular miles program where people are actually clocked on the number of miles that they traveled.”

It’s also another example of how there’s no basic difference between Republicans and Democrats.

The idea is dumb on so many levels that I don’t know where to start.  Privacy, intrusive government, cost, etc.  So I won’t.

Read the story.  Think about why the federal government should be involved in building and maintaining state roads and bridges anyway.

Think about if it makes sense to have a federal tax where the states collect it (skimming off some overhead for administration) send it to DC (where they skim off a lot more for administration, and attach a bunch of conditions to how it can be spent) then send it back to the states where they skim off even more administrative overhead – all before a single dime is approved to be spent on a project.

Is there some kind of law that says ALL politicians have to have lobotomy’s before taking office?  Just curious, because it’s extremely hard to find one with ANY common sense.

Yet people will bitch and moan and raise holy hell if they don’t get money from DC.  They don’t even realize that DC can’t send you a dime that it didn’t take from you in the first place.  How is that a good thing?



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