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    Obama nixes plan to tax motorists on mileage

    Obama nixes plan to tax motorists on mileage

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Friday rejected his transportation secretary's suggestion that the administration consider taxing motorists based on how many miles they drive instead of how much gasoline they buy.

    "It is not and will not be the policy of the Obama administration," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters, when asked for the president's thoughts about Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's suggestion, raised in an interview with The Associated Press a daily earlier.
    A tentative plan in Massachusetts to use GPS chips in vehicles to charge motorists by the mile has drawn complaints from drivers who say it's an Orwellian intrusion by government into the lives of citizens. Other motorists say it eliminates an incentive to drive more fuel-efficient cars since gas guzzlers will be taxed at the same rate as fuel sippers.

    Besides a VMT tax, more tolls for highways and bridges and more government partnerships with business to finance transportation projects are other funding options, LaHood, one of two Republicans in Obama's Cabinet, said in the interview Thursday.

    "What I see this administration doing is this — thinking outside the box on how we fund our infrastructure in America," he said.

    LaHood said he firmly opposes raising the federal gasoline tax in the current recession.
    Rob Atkinson, chairman of the National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission, the blue-ribbon group that is developing future transportation funding options, said moving to a national VMT tax would take about a decade.

    Privacy concerns are based more on perception than any actual risk, Atkinson said. The satellite information would be beamed one way to the car and driving information would be contained within the device on the car, with the amount of the tax due the only information that's downloaded, he said.
    You have to give credit where credit is due and I think Obama is right about rejecting this policy.

    Kudos to you Mr. Obama!
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    Re: Obama nixes plan to tax motorists on mileage

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
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    You have to give credit where credit is due and I think Obama is right about rejecting this policy.

    Kudos to you Mr. Obama!
    I agree. It's an idiotic idea, and I hope it's struck down everywhere it's being considered.
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    Re: Obama nixes plan to tax motorists on mileage

    Wow. ...what a CHANGE in common sense logic..

    When Obama does NOT screw something up it is considered as an accopmlishement...

    What a CHANGE of realities...we have to live in... the world up side down...

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    Re: Obama nixes plan to tax motorists on mileage

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Obama nixes plan to tax motorists on mileage

    You have to give credit where credit is due and I think Obama is right about rejecting this policy.

    Kudos to you Mr. Obama!
    Wow, ain't that might, mighty generous of him!
    Goody, goody.
    I am so thankful to our Dear Leader.

    The reality is another one.

    Obama is leaving a little of his System of Total Inhabitant Coercion und Kontrol (STICK) for sometime later on.

    Once we have been accustomed to the greater achievements of Obama's STICK, gotten used to the feel of it lets say, he'll take care of the smaller details like micromanaging our lives.

    That last bit is under a secret program titled Abolition of Native Units for Socialism (ANUS).
    They stopped using "assets" or wealth because Units sounds less personal.

    Now, if you do not hand over your assets/units, it is mandatory for the state to give you an ANUS Probe.

    The Obama Lada's from his very own Companies Reengineered for Automobile Production (CRAP) will have ANUS Gear to endure you get the most from your trip. And to make sure you don't take any detours.
    Last edited by zimmer; 02-21-09 at 01:15 PM.
    The Clintons are what happens...
    when you have NO MORAL COMPASS.

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    Re: Obama nixes plan to tax motorists on mileage

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Wow, ain't that might, mighty generous of him!
    Goody, goody.
    I am so thankful to our Dear Leader.

    The reality is another one.

    Obama is leaving a little of his System of Total Inhabitant Coercion und Kontrol (STICK) for sometime later on.

    Once we have been accustomed to the greater achievements of Obama's STICK, gotten used to the feel of it lets say, he'll take care of the smaller details like micromanaging our lives.

    That last bit is under a secret program titled Abolition of Native Units for Socialism (ANUS).
    They stopped using "assets" or wealth because Units sounds less personal.

    Now, if you do not hand over your assets/units, it is mandatory for the state to give you an ANUS Probe.

    The Obama Lada's from his very own Companies Reengineered for Automobile Production (CRAP) will have ANUS Gear to endure you get the most from your trip. And to make sure you don't take any detours.
    Wow another "comedian" Don't quit your day job.

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    Re: Obama nixes plan to tax motorists on mileage

    Quote Originally Posted by justone View Post
    Wow. ...what a CHANGE in common sense logic..

    When Obama does NOT screw something up it is considered as an accopmlishement...

    What a CHANGE of realities...we have to live in... the world up side down...
    Don't be an ass, it is unbecoming of you. I never said it was an accomplishment, I'm just glad he didn't do something stupid.

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer
    Wow, ain't that might, mighty generous of him!
    Goody, goody.
    I am so thankful to our Dear Leader.

    The reality is another one.

    Obama is leaving a little of his System of Total Inhabitant Coercion und Kontrol (STICK) for sometime later on.

    Once we have been accustomed to the greater achievements of Obama's STICK, gotten used to the feel of it lets say, he'll take care of the smaller details like micromanaging our lives.

    That last bit is under a secret program titled Abolition of Native Units for Socialism (ANUS).
    They stopped using "assets" or wealth because Units sounds less personal.

    Now, if you do not hand over your assets/units, it is mandatory for the state to give you an ANUS Probe.

    The Obama Lada's from his very own Companies Reengineered for Automobile Production (CRAP) will have ANUS Gear to endure you get the most from your trip. And to make sure you don't take any detours.
    He didn't do something wrong be happy about it.

    It could have gone the other way and you could be finding something else to bitch about like we usually do.
    I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
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