Dear Fellow Conservative,
Is driving an "option" for you? Me neither. You take the kids to school and after-school activities. You drive to work or your job requires you to drive for sales calls. Maybe you are a farmer living in a rural area and need to go into town frequently to take care of business.
Unless you are a city-dwelling sort who uses a bicycle to get around, you are about to see your freedom to travel about this country infringed upon.
The government is coming to tax every mile you drive.
We told you earlier this year that Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced a bill (H.R. 6662) that would require the Treasury Department to tax cars for each mile they drive.
Thankfully, it died in committee. Still, we can’t rest on this issue.
Prior to this, in March 2011, the Congressional Budget Office released a report saying a Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) program was a “practical option” for raising funds. The CBO helpfully suggested that devices could be put on cars that read mileage, and that information could be read electronically at gas stations.
But like most terrible ideas, it has come back.
The Chicago Tribune reports this week, “As America’s road planners struggle to find the cash to mend a crumbling highway system, many are beginning to see salvation in a little black box that fits neatly by the dashboard of your car.”
These liberals just won’t stop!
But I digress, The Tribune goes on, “The devices, which track every mile a motorist drives and transmit that information to bureaucrats, are at the center of a controversial attempt in Washington and state planning offices to overhaul the outdated system for funding America’s major roads.”
This tax is unfair as it weighs most heavily on the suburbs and rural communities. It’s robbing “the country to give to the city.”
What is next? Will they tax the air we breathe, the steps we take, or the number of kids we have? Did you read about places already taxing people based upon the amount of rain that falls on the square footage of your property roof line! Chilling!
The Liberals believe they know what is best for you. You don’t know what insurance you need and you really don’t WANT to be an urban dweller. You really need to be living in a small apartment and eschewing private transportation.
When we talk about Agenda 21, people call us conspiracy theorists. Now we know. It is all part of a global Agenda 21 “green scheme" to redistribute your wealth, change your behavior, change how you live, and where you live!
With this “tax by the mile” it becomes clear that if you can dream of something outrageous, you’re probably too late—some Liberal somewhere has already thought of something worse!
Ryan Morrison is chief executive of True Mileage, a Long Beach company testing devices that can track drivers' mileage. "People will be more willing to do this if you do not track their speed and you do not track their location," he says. (Mark Boster, Los Angeles Times / October 24, 2013)
United Nations’ Agenda 21 implementation could very well mean that the space you take up on the planet be subject to taxation…just as the miles you drive could be. Blumenauer didn’t mention Agenda 21 specifically, but he did say that the program would “convene working groups to address the most complex aspects of this transition, including road use, demand management, climate change, and technology needs.”
There’s that buzzword, “climate change.”
The mile tax actually fits Agenda 21’s ultimate goal, which is to limit the damage you are doing to the earth. They need everyone in urban areas, forced to use public transportation, and limited in ability to travel or use energy threatening to the planet.
Can you imagine what a burden this will be on you and your family? And, of course, it’s another privacy intrusion! What else do you think that “black box” they put on your vehicle will be used for?
They never stop taxing and spending. It’s never enough. The government is responsible for the road infrastructure but they spend our tax dollars on things that the government has no business doing!
Not all of us live somewhere that walking is an option…or cycling or even carpooling. For heaven sakes, some of us DRIVE for a living and we depend on others who drive to provide us services and deliver goods.
Do you think the magical cost of all that transportation is going to be absorbed by businesses?
No! It is going to cost you and me both and literally, coming and going! This is a huge threat to our liberty.
The good news is Congress has not officially taken up the issue yet, not since H.R. 6662 died.
However, states are strapped for cash. They’re desperate. And taxing every single mile you drive is looking like a good idea.
California wants to implement this by 2025. “This really is a must for our nation. It is not a matter of something we might choose to do,” said Hasan Ikhrata, executive director of the Southern California Assn. of Governments. “There is going to be a change in how we pay these taxes. The technology is there to do it.”
Oregon. Nevada. Illinois. The entire Eastern Seaboard. All these areas are looking into it and developing pilot programs.
Who do you think is going to bear the ultimate cost of these “tax by the mile” devices? Your automobile manufacturer, the trucking company who moves goods, the retail outlet that sells them…none of these people can be “charitable” and eat the increased cost. You will. So not only will you pay on the backside in the form of a tax, you’ll pay with every purchase.
And if the pattern from this administration holds, President Obama will blame the increase in prices on those “bad apple” companies that were ruining our roads and taking advantage of you.
Can’t they see how this hurts the rural communities and the elderly on fixed incomes the most?
Do you want more surveillance and more taxes for our future?
Voice your opinion - Fax Congress.
Let our freedom ring!