Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Time and Taxes

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 proposal was included in a draft of the administration's Transportation Opportunities Act, but (after it became know to sane people outside the Administration who are not Democrats) a White House spokesman said it "was not an Administration proposal." Somehow, the people that the First Dope appointed to the Department of Transportation wrote a bill that was not really put out by the people appointed by the Administration. They don’t want you to use gas so and that makes revenue from gas taxes go down so, in addition to the taxes on gas, they come up with a tax on people whether they use gas or not – a non-consumption tax! This is the same thing as taxing people who don’t smoke cigarettes because revenue from cigarette taxes is decreasing. Who thinks this stuff up and who appoints the dopes who think this stuff actually makes any sense?

But maybe it is better if these guys just completely waste their time; that way they do less harm. ABC News says that the Senate (the part of Congress where the Democrats currently control the agenda) will hold hearings on the use of the code name Geronimo as a reference to Osama Bin Laden. The Senate committee is chaired by Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii. It will examine how Wild West shows, Hollywood films, and Indigenous-themed sports mascots have shaped the perception of Native Americans.

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