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badbullgator
02-20-2009, 10:20 AM
Wow only a month and socialism is well under way. Controlling banking, housing, medical care, and now what or how much you drive. You democrats asked for it and I hope you enjoy it.
BTW- anyone see the cost involved with this and do you think such a tax would actually replace a gas tax or simply end up in addition to the gas tax????


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29298315

Ken Newcomb
02-20-2009, 10:37 AM
The problem with this besides the BIG BROTHER Crud is that when my brother goes to work in Pensacola, FL he drives 45 minutes and covers 5 to 10 miles. When I drive 45 minutes in Nebraska I cover 45 to 50 miles and burn less gas doing most likely.

I am starting to really hate some people.

K.Bullock
02-20-2009, 10:39 AM
Wow only a month and socialism is well under way. Controlling banking, housing, medical care, and now what or how much you drive. You democrats asked for it and I hope you enjoy it.
BTW- anyone see the cost involved with this and do you think such a tax would actually replace a gas tax or simply end up in addition to the gas tax????


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29298315

That would kill areas like where I live. There are not many jobs in Coshocton due to many manufacturing companies closing their doors here and moving elsewhere. Many people drive 40 miles or better to Canton or Columbus to work everyday.

This would be diametrically opposed to a bill introduced by a Democrat Rep. from this region that would offer a tax cut for commuters that are driving from economically depressed areas like the Appalachian region.

Maybe that is what the Obama admin wants. More people moving to Urban areas would mean less "rednecks that cling to guns and religion" when things get rough.

Goose
02-20-2009, 10:42 AM
Our government is totally out-of-control and there isn't much we can do about it until 2010. Until then it's every man for himself.

badbullgator
02-20-2009, 10:44 AM
That would kill areas like where I live. There are not many jobs in Coshocton due to many manufacturing companies closing their doors here and moving elsewhere. Many people drive 40 miles or better to Canton or Columbus to work everyday.

This would be diametrically opposed to a bill introduced by a Democrat Rep. from this region that would offer a tax cut for commuters that are driving from economically depressed areas like the Appalachian region.

Maybe that is what the Obama admin wants. More people moving to Urban areas would mean less "rednecks that cling to guns and religion" when things get rough.


Same here, we are not a "urban city" area and driving is the only way to work or get around. I don't think this is going to go far becasue most of the fools that work in DC live in Northern VA and DRIVE 40-100 miles into work everyday....been there done that

YardleyLabs
02-20-2009, 11:15 AM
At least the gasoline tax encourages conservation.

Bob Gutermuth
02-20-2009, 11:28 AM
Its none of Big Brother's business how far I drive or where I go if I am doing so for lawful purposes. If you haven't read it or haven't read it lately its time to get a copy of 1984 and see what the next 4 years of the 'messiah's' legislative program will bring.

K G
02-20-2009, 11:39 AM
At least the gasoline tax encourages conservation.

With the BILLIONS that just got appropriated to "infrastructure," we don't need an increase in the gas tax.

This is a mere sliver of the problems we're about to be faced with because of the current administration's aberrant priorities. A maglev train from Vegas to LAX???:o:o:o Good God almighty, Harry....at least be try to be subtle when you're buying your re-election with OUR money....

kg

Bob Gutermuth
02-20-2009, 01:33 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/02/20/transportation-chief-considers-taxing-miles-driven/

The 'messiah' has trashed the idea.

badbullgator
02-20-2009, 01:35 PM
So lets see....gps tracking for you...that could never be used against you could it?? Gas is taxed by feds and the state, do you think the stae is going to drop their part or do you think you will pay state gas tax plus millage tax.
Nice they want you to pay them to drive to your job.....if you job still exist, of course soon they will take care of that for you too...

1984 indeed just 25 yeras later regards

Tatyana
02-20-2009, 02:03 PM
If you haven't read it or haven't read it lately its time to get a copy of 1984 and see what the next 4 years of the 'messiah's' legislative program will bring.

Amen to that. I think I posted not to long ago that I did just that and somebody here mocked me because the book was way out of date. :)

K G
02-20-2009, 03:45 PM
Amen to that. I think I posted not to long ago that I did just that and somebody here mocked me because the book was way out of date. :)

That's because they didn't understand that "1984" is much more than merely a physical book....one that they've obviously never read....either that, or they follow the ways of the ostrich....

kg

Hoosier
02-20-2009, 05:08 PM
Maybe when we go in for our prostate exams they could just implant a GPS and chip with all our financial/medical info on it. Our liberal friends should be happy then.

Terry Britton
02-21-2009, 11:22 AM
Maybe when we go in for our prostate exams they could just implant a GPS and chip with all our financial/medical info on it. Our liberal friends should be happy then.

Don't give them any ideas. Senors will someday take up 97% of the bandwith of the cellphone networks with a growth of 200% per year. And remote charging will make things like you just mentioned easy, but hopefully for integrated pace maker, emergency EMS calls before a person even realizes they are having a heart attack.

In just a few years, these sensors will be everywhere giving us benefit to society such as monitoring cattle heards, reducing pesticide use in vinyards or pecan groves, and improving grain storage facilities. I just hope none of these wackos on the left make it a law that they be used on the population for their own evil purposes.