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    About a month into his tenure, Ray LaHood(secretary of transportation) told the Associated Press that the administration should consider taxing people for every mile they drive their car, a system that would require tracking people's movements.



    "We should look at the vehicular miles program where people are actually clocked on the number of miles that they traveled," he said. "What I see this administration doing is this -- thinking outside the box on how we fund our infrastructure in America."



    "Some in the highway supporters and motorists groups have been concerned by your livability initiative," said the moderator, reading a reporter's question. "Is this an effort to make driving more torturous and to coerce people out of their cars?"

    "It is a way to coerce people out of their cars, yeah. ..." LaHood said.
    Read more at the Washington Examiner: Terry Jeffrey: Obama's transportation goal: coercing people out of cars | Washington Examiner
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    Default Re: coercing people out of cars

    Wow, I don't like the sound of this! Us people out west never live close to our jobs. And what about rural areas like New Mexico where there is nothing for many miles in between cities. We got a rail system here recently and now they have had to cut days they operate because the system is not paying for itself.

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    Default Re: coercing people out of cars

    Quote Originally Posted by laidoffabfwife View Post
    Wow, I don't like the sound of this! Us people out west never live close to our jobs. And what about rural areas like New Mexico where there is nothing for many miles in between cities. We got a rail system here recently and now they have had to cut days they operate because the system is not paying for itself.

    The Systems never pay for themselves.
    Early on, he announced what he called a "livability initiative" and formed a partnership with the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Environmental Protection Agency aimed at creating "sustainable communities."

    As Ronald Utt of the Heritage Foundation observed, the partnership LaHood's department formed with HUD, together with a rhetorical attack unleashed by President Obama on suburban "sprawl," seemed to indicate the administration's "intent to re-energize and lead the Left's longstanding war against America's suburbs."

 

 

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