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Total Control or Just the Begining?

January 02, 2008

Total Control

In an attempt to control people moves, now they are contemplating the idea of implanting  every truck and car with a global position satellite devise and transponders to record how many miles a vehicle has been driven  and perhaps the type of roads and time of the day.

The idea seems raising for economic reasons, but me that like conspiracy theories I see veiled motives behind the move.

This is a note from the associate Press by Joan Lowy, Friday 02, 2008.

“Motorist’ habits spur call for tax increases”; Washington, Motorist are driving less and buying less gasoline, which means fuel taxes aren’t raising enough money to keep pace with the cost of road, bridge and transit program.

So they want to raise 50 % in gasoline and diesel taxes to pay for roads, they saying that motorist are driving less and they are buying less gasoline, and they switching to more fuel-efficient cars and trucks and shifting to a new fuels and technologies like plug-in-hybrids eroding further the gasoline sales.

If you are driving less in the roads means you are saving the roads, because; less friction from tires, less pressure on the pavement means less damage, meaning less repairs, longer road life. Don’t you think? The government should be happy with the switching; we are saving the planet, the ozone layer, don’t we? Apparently wise citizens finally are doing what was told in a repeated rhetoric from political leaders, and now what? We are being punished from our good deeds raising the taxes and putting a leash in our neck to spies on us.


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