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Big Brother Got It’s Start In Iowa

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Big brother got it’s start in Iowa. Yeah, that is correct. In the land of corn fields, sunshine and “mid-western values”. The University of Iowa is developing and testing a system that uses GPS to track your car’s travels so as to tax you. Of course they say this will replace the gas tax, but you know this is bullshit. On top of this and more importantly are the privacy issues. This is a big authoritarian rights grab by the government to keep people under their thumb. Just one more instance of big government gone awry in the name of improvements through technology. I am sure my “fellow” Iowans will say, “it’s for the kids”, “it’s for the greater good”, and as so long as the corn whores get their hand out from the government and grassley and company keep it coming in, the sheeple in Iowa will bend over with a smile. I am sure Harkin and/or Grassley made sure the U of I got their grant for this. Anything for a vote. How much you want to bet that we’ll have a mileage tax and a gas tax?
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Written by James Lagnese

July 1, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Oregon Leads the Way to Socialism

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Governor Kulongoski of Oregon is pushing an initiative to charge people for the amount they drive. He wants to do this through the use of GPS installed in citizen’s cars. This is heinous on at least two fronts. One, it would require that someone install GPS tracking in cars. THe push seems to be that car manufacturers do this. I find this convenient now that the federal government has 2 out of the big 3 over a barrel with loans. This is a clear invasion of privacy as they can track everywhere you go. The second travesty here is that it is another tax. He could just raise the tax on fuel, but obviously that isn’t intrusive enough. This has been mentioned in my state and I have to wonder if the democrat governors read from the same thinking points when it comes to controlling their citizenry in the future. Politicians, particularly those on the left, seem to have a love of taking money that isn’t theirs or the government’s to begin with. As with gun rights, the ACLU is abundantly silent on issues of taxation as well, even when privacy is an issue. Politicians like this have to go. Situations like this make me wonder what happened to the Oregon from which my ancestors came. This is not the same state, nor is it the same people. 
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Written by James Lagnese

December 29, 2008 at 8:30 pm