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Bush Advanced GPS monitoring

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Dr.Who, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Dr.Who

    Dr.Who Well-Known Member

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    In case you missed it when F.P. Bush was still president in addition to consolidating so-called patriot laws he advanced a proposal that would greatly expand the national GPS system.

    If it scares you to think that a GPS could be involuntarily installed in your car to monitor your driving habits then you must read these two articles. If for some reason you decide to just read one then by all means read the second one.

    http://www.trimble.com/ind_121504a.shtml

    http://www.opednews.com/maxwrite/pr...nera_henry_al_080118_new_federal_transpor.htm

    Here is a quip from the second one:


    "It went on to outline a three-prong strategy to pay for required improvements to our infrastructure. The first is to increase the federal gas tax 5-8 cents per gallon per year for the next 5 years. The second is to loosen restrictions on state and local governments to allow private interests (read corporate interests) to make capitol investments in public infrastructure. The third is to require all new vehicles be equipped with a GPS tracking module that would allow the federal government to charge a VMTF (Vehicle Miles Traveled Fee) surcharge whenever the vehicle is moving."

    You will note that it clearly says that this would not replace the gas tax but be in addition to it. P.S. check the date on the second article.
     
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    Depeche Toad New Member

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    So what? Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. Was he part of some century long conspiracy to bug telephones?
     
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