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“Ve haf vays of making you drife!’

Or at least monitoring you some more while you do…

The Silicon Graybeard shares with us a story of a (Soviet Russian) immigrant makes ‘good’.

Or at least brings lessons from the High Presidium.

You know the story going around that gubmints want to put black boxes on cars, so they can tax by the mile?  Turns out the guy behind that used to work for the Moscow Metro Corporation, and was a transportation planner in the former USSR.  Imagine that.

Hasan Ikhrata, is now the Executive Director of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG).  A communist in California government?  Now, that’s really easy to imagine.

(source – apparently a greenie web site)  Why black boxes?  Drivers are using more fuel efficient cars, and driving them fewer miles, so the gas tax isn’t raising the revenues it once did.  Why not raise the gas taxes?  I’d think raising taxes on gas would tend to cut consumption.  Then, again, taxing driving would tend to limit that behavior.  It sounds like they want to limit driving, but still keep drivers in conventional cars.

NAW, THAT would never happen!

We defeated the communists, didn’t we?


About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


10 thoughts on ““Ve haf vays of making you drife!’

  1. “We defeated the communists, didn’t we?”

    Naw, we just imported ’em. Grrr…

    Posted by Rev. Paul | November 5, 2013, 11:54 am
  2. That idea actually predates that guy in California. it started about 20 years ago when they noticed that all their enforced fuel efficiency standards were resulting in lower tax revenues from gasoline taxes. (taxes based on number of gallons, not cost of fuel). Out here in the east, the government is returning to toll roads to charge people for every mile they drive. I preferred the old way of using fuel consumption as a proxy for road use.

    Posted by Professor Hale | November 5, 2013, 12:09 pm
  3. Agree with Rev, we’ve got one in charge right now… dammit…

    Posted by Old NFO | November 5, 2013, 1:58 pm

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