(Patriot Insider) – Joe Biden’s disastrous infrastructure plan has officially been rolled out this week and shot straight through the U.S. Senate thanks in large part to the presence of 18 RINO Republicans.
According to Gateway Pundit, hidden within the 2,702 pages there’s a plan to implement a pilot program that would keep tabs on your vehicle miles so the government can cook up a new highway tax. The plan will also allow the government to track where you’ve been and what your favorite hangout places are.
Nothing creepy about that at all, right? Big Brother just wants to keep tabs on you to ensure your safety while out on the road.
“This section starts on page 508 of the monstrosity that nobody read but was passed through the US Senate anyway,” the report says.
Apparently the whole purpose of the plan is to help test a new vehicle per-mile driving tax (screen shots here and here). I mean, is this surprising? The left wants to tax anything and everything they can for the purposes of storing away wealth for themselves.
President Trump was none too happy about this finding, making his feelings known in a new statement.
“Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill is a disgrace. If Mitch McConnell was smart, which we’ve seen no evidence of, he would use the debt ceiling card to negotiate a good infrastructure package,” Trump’s statement read.
“This is a 2,700 page bill that no one could have possibly read—they would have needed to take speed reading courses. It is a gift to the Democrat Party, compliments of Mitch McConnell and some RINOs, who have no idea what they are doing. There is very little on infrastructure in all of those pages. Instead, they track your driving so they can tax you. It is Joe Biden’s form of a gas tax but far bigger, far higher and, mark my words, far worse. They want to track you everywhere you go and watch everything you do!” Trump said.
“Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill will be used against the Republican Party in the upcoming elections in 2022 and 2024. It will be very hard for me to endorse anyone foolish enough to vote in favor of this deal,” the president said, adding, “The good news is that the progressive wing in the Democrat Party will lose all credibility with this approval. Additionally, Kevin McCarthy and Republican House members seem to be against the bill. If it can’t be killed in the Senate, maybe it dies in the House!”
“Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats understand that this is the way to get the horrendous $3.5 trillion, actually $5 trillion, Green New Deal bill done in the House. Mitch is playing right into Nancy’s hands, not to mention the fact Chuck Schumer is already going around saying this is a big victory for the Democrats. Whether it’s the House or the Senate, think twice before you approve this terrible deal. Republicans should wait until after the Midterms when they will gain all the strength they’ll need to make a good deal, but remember, you already have the card, it’s called the debt ceiling, which the Democrats threatened us with constantly,” Trump concluded.
Breitbart News also reported, “More concerning than cost is privacy. In the name of fighting “climate change” and funding future infrastructure, the federal government would most likely have to track everywhere Americans drive at varying degrees, all while reportedly keeping private data safe.”
“At first, and on a strictly volunteer basis, the secretary of transportation would track participants from all 50 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico using various methods to record vehicle miles. The secretary of the treasury would annually establish a per mile user fee for “passenger motor vehicles, light trucks, and medium- and heavy-duty trucks,” and the amount charged could vary between vehicle types and weight classes to “reflect estimated impacts on infrastructure, safety, congestion, the environment, or other related social impacts,” Breitbart said.
The program would be put together by the secretary of transportation, who would start putting the $10 million pilot program together no more than 90 days after the legislation’s passage, and would then put the plan in full motion a year later.
Here is a short list of recording methods that might be used per the bill:
-Third-party on-board diagnostic (OBD-II) devices.
-Telemetric data collected by automakers.
-Motor vehicle data obtained by car insurance companies.
-Data from the States that received a grant under section 6020 of the FAST Act.
-Motor vehicle data obtained from fueling stations.
-Any other method that the Secretary considers appropriate.
Here’s the government attempting to once again stick its nose where it is not needed, all for the sake of fattening their own pockets. And folks wonder why conservatives don’t want the left involved in healthcare? Seems pretty self-explanatory.
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