The nanny state as your backseat driver
Posted by Liberty on February 20, 2009
“Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he wants to consider taxing motorists based on how many miles they drive rather than how much gasoline they burn — an idea that has angered drivers in some states where it has been proposed.”
“The system would require all cars and trucks be equipped with global satellite positioning technology, a transponder, a clock and other equipment to record how many miles a vehicle was driven, whether it was driven on highways or secondary roads, and even whether it was driven during peak traffic periods or off-peak hours.”
Do you really want the government keeping tabs on your driving? The idea of having a transponder in my car tracking when and where I’m driving is frightening. They’ll sell this plan using the argument that they’re just replacing the tax revenue that’s shrinking as people choose more fuel efficient cars but social engineering is the real goal here. They want to change your driving habits by making it more costly to drive where you want to go when you want to go there. Because government knows best, right?
This entry was posted on February 20, 2009 at 7:56 am and is filed under Liberalism, Redistribution of wealth, Social engineering, Socialist economics, Taxes. Tagged: Gas, GPS, Mileage tax, Nanny state, Privacy, Ray LaHood, Social engineering, Transponder. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.