Because $4/gallon gas isn’t bad enough

Now, the transparent Obama administration wants to tax your driving by the mile. Now, one could be cynical and say that this is a slap at areas–let’s call them red states, just for this example–where public transportation is neither feasible nor available, and which have large numbers of voters who might, conceivably, not vote for the Democratic Party. But surely that can’t be it, can it?

The Obama administration has floated a transportation authorization bill that would require the study and implementation of a plan to tax automobile drivers based on how many miles they drive.

The plan is a part of the administration’s “Transportation Opportunities Act,” an undated draft of which was obtained this week by Transportation Weekly.

The White House, however, said the bill is only an early draft that was not formally circulated within the administration.

“This is not an Administration proposal,” White House spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said. “This is not a bill supported by the Administration. This was an early working draft proposal that was never formally circulated within the Administration, does not taken into account the advice of the President’s senior advisors, economic team or Cabinet officials, and does not represent the views of the President.”

Wait a minute. I forgot to add that this tax would be calculated by electronic equipment installed on your vehicle. Because nothing says “Freedom!” like the government knowing exactly where you are at all times.


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