Do you feel driving doesn’t cost quite enough? And are you worried that the government doesn’t have enough of your money? Plus, do you think the government isn’t closely monitoring you quite enough? Well, Obama has a great plan for you: Let’s tax people based on how much they drive!
I guess what’s happening here is that the government has been promoting electric cars and are now starting to get worried, because while they do want people to use less gasoline, they still want all the tax revenue they would get from that. So voila! The government will now monitor you’re driving and tax you based on it! So, more taxes plus invasion of privacy — pretty awesome combo. And like when we started the income tax and made it the government’s business to know how much money we earned, many got the idea to then try to control incomes. So what happens when they know how much we drive?
Man, we really lost the plot on this whole freedom idea a while back, but if the idea is to tax things we want there to be less of, here is my idea: Let’s tax coming up with proposals that increase taxes and take away freedom. In fact, if any politician proposes anything like that, let’s confiscate everything he owns. Awesome idea.