Do you know what a trial balloon is?
The American Dream
May 7, 2011
Do you know what a trial balloon is? It is when politicians will float an idea in the media to see what the reaction of the public will be. Well, right now one trial balloon that is being floated is the idea that we should tax Americans for the number of miles that they drive. This proposal showed up in a draft bill that was being circulated within the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Office of Management and Budget. You can view a copy of this draft bill here. Of course the Obama administration is denying that this proposal will be in the final draft of the legislation. The Obama administration is stressing that this was just “a draft” of the bill. But this is what happens very often with trial balloons. They are put out there and the politicians will say things like “this is being studied” or “this isn’t a serious proposal yet” and then one day we all wake up and it is suddenly being implemented. The fact that there is even draft legislation that would tax Americans based on the number of miles that they drive should be incredibly sobering for all of us. If the global warming alarmists have their way, there are going to be lots of these kinds of taxes in our future.
The following is how an article posted on The Hill describes some of the specifics of this proposal….
Among other things, CBO suggested that a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax could be tracked by installing electronic equipment on each car to determine how many miles were driven; payment could take place electronically at filling stations.
Doesn’t that just sound lovely?
How many of you are going to line up to be the first ones to have this tracking equipment installed in your car?
Sadly, if this ever does become law, the tracking equipment will probably be installed on all new vehicles.
This is just another example of how our politicians love to tax things that they don’t like.
The Obama administration is full of global warming alarmists that want to penalize Americans for anything that increases emissions of carbon dioxide.
It doesn’t matter to them that carbon dioxide is one of the basic building blocks of life on planet earth, and that our atmosphere is already starved of carbon dioxide.
It doesn’t matter to them that reducing levels of carbon dioxide will make it harder for crops to grow and could set off a global famine.
It doesn’t matter to them that carbon dioxide has nothing to do with global warming.
It doesn’t matter to them that over 95% of all carbon dioxide emissions would still occur even if humans were not present on Earth.
For those that are “true believers” in the radical green agenda, no amount of common sense will stop them from pressing forward with their militant crusade.
In Europe, the European Commission has unveiled a plan to ban all cars from major European cities by the year 2050.
Yes, you read that correctly.
In Europe, the mantra that “carbon dioxide = evil” has become gospel. This banning of cars from city centers is all part of a draconian master plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in Europe by 60 percent over the next 40 years.
The sad truth is that the radical green agenda is at the very heart of the tyrannical New World Order system that the global elite very much desire to impose on every nation on earth.
Just watch the video posted below. It was originally produced by the Forum for the Future, a major NGO funded by big corporations such as Time Warner and Royal Dutch Shell. In this video, the Forum for the Future presents their chilling version of the future. Are you ready to live in a “Planned-opolis”? Are you ready to use a “calorie card” and to have what you eat determined by a “global food council”? This is the kind of tyrannical future that these radical environmental organizations want to impose on you and I….
Round-trip airfare from New York to Los Angeles. More than a dozen dinners for two at Applebee’s. Two 16 GB iPod nanos. These are just a few of the things you could have bought if you weren’t spending $368.09 a month on gasoline.
Friday, May 6, 2011
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Round-trip airfare from New York to Los Angeles. More than a dozen dinners for two at Applebee’s. Two 16 GB iPod nanos.
These are just a few of the things you could have bought if you weren’t spending $368.09 a month on gasoline.
That’s the average amount American households spent on gas in April, according to an exclusive analysis of data by the Oil Price Information Service for CNNMoney.
The study, which compared average gas prices with median incomes nationwide, also showed that U.S. households spent nearly 9% of their total income on gas last month.
Full story here.