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November 12, 2008
NOW, A "CAR CZAR"? While I of course back the trend of putting law professors in charge of absolutely everything 100%, I repeat my earlier question: When have we ever solved anything with one of these "czar" positions?
Plus, is the Obama Transition Team looking at implementing "congestion charges" on U.S. roads? "The new programs would be paid for with massive new tax hikes, including a per-mile driving tax that would begin with 'proof of concept' trials as early as 2010. The tax would initially be one cent per mile to generate an estimated $32.4b a year. An extra one cent per gallon in the federal gasoline tax would generate another $1.8b, and a national sales tax on cars of one percent would generate $7.6b." Would this offset the promised tax cuts for 95%?
UPDATE: Heh: "I don't know about you, but I really look forward to purchasing my new U.S. Government Model 1 Car when the new models are introduced in 2011. Of course, the Model 1 will be the only car legally sold in America by then." Plus, exclusive Model 1 video!