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Comment: Didn't the Beatles already write this tune? (Score 1) 1351

by maxverb (#11685154) Attached to: California Wants GPS Tracking Device in Every Car
"If you take a walk, I'll tax the street."

As long as we're going to find new ways to tax people for using less gasoline, why not create a pedestrian tax, a bicycle tax, and a mass-transit tax SPECIFIC to those people who are obviously cutting into revenues from actual gasoline sales?

In fact, why don't we just track people themselves (GPS device implanted at birth) and tax them for every mile they move, regardless of the means of transportation!

This is nothing new, of course. Gas taxes were raised when fuel efficient cars started becoming available as early as the 1960's, and maybe even before that, when construction started on the interstate highway system.

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My department just learned this week that we are now the de facto tech support resource for an entire division of our company. Heretofore we have been strictly concerned with vendors' fees and such things. Now, we are assisting with everything related to the system this division uses, from logins to online order submissions. The FUN part is that we don't actually have ACCESS to any of this ourselves...

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