Monday, March 2, 2009

Driving Me Crazy!

Big Brother that is - at least if some members of Congress and Obama's advisors get their way.

It's bad enough President Obama is spending our money that we don't have on programs that we don't need. . . . or want for that matter. And it doesn't stop there - under President Obama we will have government interference in far too many areas of our lives.

So, what's got me so upset? Despite trillions of dollars being spent we still don't have enough money for roads. The solution? Tax drivers by the mile driven through the use of mandatory tracking devices in our vehicles.

Now you may ask - doesn't the per-gallon-gas-tax accomplish the very same thing? Well, it does - sort of. The per gallon gas tax does vary by being dependent on your vehicle's gas mileage.

Here's what a special commission created by Congress has said in justifying more intrusion into our lives: "We will suffer grim consequences in the future: unimaginable levels of congestion, reduced safety, costlier goods and services, an eroded quality of life, and diminished economic competitiveness as a nation."

Is this what our great nation is coming to? The government's ability to monitor our travels?

What's next? The ability to monitor our grocery purchases to ensure we only purchase healthy food? Or maybe the ability to monitor all our purchases? Combine this ability with the health database that is already being set up and our citizens will have lost any semblance of privacy.

And yet Democrats are the ones who decried the government's ability to monitor communications with terrorists.

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