posted on May, 5 2011 @ 04:55 PM
This one is obvious and to be expected. Here is the agenda that I laid out to some friends of mine when hybrids were coming out and the notion of
battery cars was popping up.
Hybrids were Windows ME (if you will) of the auto transition. A stepping stone to the next revolution that gave people that quick "feels good"
sensation. They are not meant for long term use. The technology has to be developed slowly and let out in bits so that the research is constantly
being paid for and the industries and government keep collecting.
The current push is the battery car. Electrics. These cars do not consume gasoline and you charge them up at home. You are now not supplying your
share of the multiple tax dollars that they are used to (gas and electric), so they are losing a revenue center. They want to make this all about
road construction and will continue to do so, but seriously. If you look at the numbers taken in versus the numbers shelled out, they do not spend
nearly as much on road construction as they take in on fuel tax.
How do we get around this? Well, until they get the charging stations up and running and charging $1-2 per volt consumed, they still need to generate
an income. As well, anything that they can get into place now while it sounds like its for a good cause (ie road funding), they can keep once the
infrastructure is complete.
Now, they sell this steaming terd on the grounds of funding construction projects and that it should apply to all drivers. There will be other
porkfat provisions added to this as well, which will be the only way to get it through. But wait. What about the gasoline powered vehicles already
paying road tax? Do they get a tax break now for actually driving a gas powered vehicle? Sure, you will. On [next year's] return you will be able
to get a break on your taxes for the amount of mileage driven as long as you can certify your annual start/finish mileage. Of course, there is no way
to certify that, since no official process was set up to handle that. If you are auditted and do not have all of your fuel receipts, then you have to
pay for what is not covered. The next year, the tax breaks run out, just like they did with first time home buyers and electric car buyers.
Now, the government has fullfilled its promise to give you a break on your gas guzzler, instituted a brand new road tax (in addition to tags and
fuels), begun collecting tax at the recharge centers, and all the while the sheeple just roll on over and decide its STILL not yet worth standing up.