Where I live the power company is a corporation, and they own the power generation facilities and the distribution system. Where I'm working right now the power distribution is owned by the city, and the power comes from TVA. Both have problems with power outages about equally.
. . . other than make Obama look like a dumb-ass.
That's really not so hard to do. He makes W look like a freaking genius, and I thought that was nearly impossible.
Learn this: Growing children need more nutrients than adults.
If cars are driving themselves, then they're going to be sharing the road with a lot of vehicles that are not. And I don't think your local plumber or cable guy are going to be renting their vehicles.
That photo was unimpressive. I've taken better ones.
But you're also a dreamer. They (all politicians from any party) are not going to quit being assholes, and they're certainly not going to stop lying and cheating - that's how they got in office to begin with!
While we're on the subject of fences and moats for the White House, could a moat or a fence stop a drone launched from a garage a few miles away? Or a hundred drones loaded with explosives?
Bottom line is that if one of our enemies wants to do something to us and they want it bad enough, they'll come up with a way to do it.
Oh, BTW, we citizens are not the enemy even though our own government views us as such.
And, no, I can't move there. My next job (about the end of February) may be 100 miles in the opposite direction. Sometimes I work in three states within a week. You'd be late for work every day on your bike.
Bicycles are out. Electric vehicles are out. Even natural gas vehicles are out. The only way is with good old gasoline.
I say leave the price of gasoline alone and don't raise the tax. Every penny the company I work for spends on gasoline is one penny they can't pay me, and I'd like a raise before the end of my life. The last one was four years ago.
It could also lead to some online businesses moving to states that have no sales tax or very low sales taxes. They would be able to sell for less than their competitors in high-tax states.
Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon could be major winners if Amazon and others moved their businesses there.
I think I shouldn't owe the state or local governments a damned thing if I can't find what I'm looking for locally. Plus, if I'm traveling and buy something in another state, I don't think I owe my home state anything at all. I've already paid that other state's tax, and that's enough.
If Congress has its way and passes the bill in question, then online shopping will drop a hell of a lot. No more great cyber Mondays, leaving politicians wondering what happened.
One of life's rules is that when you tax something, you get less of it.