Good Day Sunshine

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Time once again we have to “save the planet” according to Senate Leader Reid.  His evaluation is that we have to “take a whack at it”.

Climate change needs our attention he says.  Perhaps he missed the article the other month that tells us most experts have discovered that the planet hasn’t warmed as expected.  Maybe he should go back and try and solve global cooling since we never took care of that.

Speaking of saving the planet, DC is trying to charge 5 cents on each plastic bag used.  Now I am old enough to remember when we had to save the trees and were encouraged to use plastic.  Remember the phrase “Paper or Plastic?”

Now the greenies don’t like the plastic.  So now, they want you to buy canvas bags so you have to keep them tucked away in your car or someplace where it will never be handy when you need it.

I’ve talked about this before, but it is getting old that once we do what the Government wants us to do, they want to charge us for doing so.  We cut back on driving and now States are complaining that they don’t have the funds for road projects and are talking about ways to increase their revenue.  Read extra taxes.

The same is true for alcohol.  Once they cut back on the bar and restaurant business by excluding smoking, again revenue went down and budget shortfalls occur.  And once again the increase in tax for tobacco has the opposite effect.  More people quit and revenue went down.  Which I wouldn’t mind except that I have to listen to them cry about how they don’t have the money they expected to have.

It seems they want to eat the cake and have it to.

Back To Burris:

So in an ever shifting story Sen. Burris now admits that he wasn’t totally forthcoming in his testimony to his State Legislators.  It’s not much that he lied, it seems.  He just failed to answer the question asked fully.  I believe that Spock would have called that an omission of truth.

Ironically the Constitution does not have a character clause to bar someone from service.  Now I believe that he can be recalled by his state, but that would have to be in response to the public since he was appointed as opposed to elected.

If Burris had any integrity at all he would have never accepted the position in the first place.  He knew, without a doubt that Blago was dirty and anything but stellar character, and even that, he was going to be under a microscope.  Knowing he had dealings with Blago, he must have known his activites were going to come back to haunt him.

Grow a pair Sen. Burris, resign as your new Governor as requested.  If you think you are that qualified, and if the people believe that you’ve done nothing wrong you can be elected in a special election the the Governor has called for.

Senator Kennedy:

I’ve no use for the Senator, but I am sorry to hear he seems to be getting worse.  The best I can muster for him however is that he passes as gently as possible, should that be God’s will.

Remember, You heard it here first:

Just here in this post I said just when you do what the Government wants, they complain about loss of revenue.  Since I wrote that this morning, I find this in the afternoon:

“President Obama’s transportation department slapped down a suggestion by its own secretary Friday that the government tax motorists based on how many miles they drive rather than how much gasoline they burn.”

“Gasoline taxes for nearly half a century have paid for the federal share of highway and bridge construction, but LaHood said they can no longer be counted on to raise enough money to keep the nation’s transportation system moving.

Why doesn’t it still pay for the services?  We cut back on driving miles just like the Government asked us.  We bought cars that got better gas milage.  What is the reward?  Loss of privacy if these people get their way.  So far the Obama Administration has pushed this idea to the side and claim they have no interest in such a plan.

“We should look at the vehicular miles program where people are actually clocked on the number of miles that they traveled,” the former Illinois Republican lawmaker said.

Just how would know how many miles I drive?  You want to track when and where I go is the only answer I can come up with.  Just kind of slaps the whole privacy thing in the face doesn’t it?  This moron is a Republican!

“What I see this administration doing is this — thinking outside the box on how we fund our infrastructure in America,” LaHood said.

What I see is some jerk and a group of jerks pissing all over the Constitution.  Keep your eyes open and ear to the ground because States such as North Carolina, Rhode Island and Idaho already have proposed this tax.

Many left wing nut transportation Groups think this is a great idea.  Massachusetts has alread planned to use GPS Chips to track and tax the drivers.  Looks like 1984 has come calling.

chas

“Rebellion to Tyranny is Obedience to God”

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5 Responses to “Good Day Sunshine”

  1. Eileen Says:

    I would not have minded a tracker when my kids were teens. Also for a ex husband with wanderlust. 🙂

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    No little kids, no need of it with the present husband. 😉

    chas

  2. Maggie’s Blog » Blog Archive » Good Day Sunshine « Constitutional Republic Says:

    […] “President Obama’s transportation department slapped down a suggestion by its own secretary Friday that the government tax motorists based on how many miles they drive rather than how much gasoline they burn.” …Page 2 […]

  3. Sterling Says:

    Here’s a scary thought: If the government can track how many miles you drive, then it’s a given that they’ll be tracking where you’re driving. You can bet that it won’t be long before some bureaucrat comes up with a reason that they need to know where everyone is at every time. I’m sure that it will be “for our own protection.” 1984, indeed. I hate to admit to my conspiracy theories, but this is the kind of stuff that scares the socks off of me.
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    And without socks your toes will get cold. 😉

    chas

  4. stephanie b. Says:

    Hey Chas,
    Always enjoy “reading you” on Alisyn’s blog … I’m going to link to you and read your site, maybe I will learn something more!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Stephanie B.
    Marietta, GA
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    Ms. Stephanie,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to read my little blog. As far as learning, I think we all have something we can teach others and all of us can learn something from others.

    I lived in Savannah for about 7 years back in the 80’s. Loved the State back then.

    Thanks again for droping by and reading. I hope you also have a fine weekend.

    chas

  5. Frank C Says:

    Chas,
    Great BLog today. There are several states looking at the pay per mile system as well. Lets see if I have this right…buy more fuel efficient cars, car pool and drive less…now we can’t pay for the highways cause tax revenue is down….DUH…what did they expect.

    Just remember they raised the tax on cigarettes, we consumed less and the government complained it was not getting enough revenue.

    Remember the old saying…be careful of what you wish (legislate) for, you might get it
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    Frank,

    I am almost sure that it is not by accident that these things come to pass. As I said, they want the cake and want to eat it also. Problem is, the Government can get it, all it takes is a swipe of the pen.

    Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
    Thomas Jefferson

    chas

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