“It is a way to coerce people out of their cars, yeah,” LaHood admitted. … And all of you who live around here know exactly what I’m talking about…. About everything we do around here is government intrusion in people’s lives.”
They’re planning to use $8 billion dollars of debt your children will have to pay off to force social change in American’s transportation habits. Is that the role of a government by the people and for the people?
“You’re going to see new buses; you’re going to see ability of transit districts to really have the equipment…. And we’ll begin at DOT to set a standard for our ability to get out of the recession, get people back to work in good-paying jobs.”
This moron is ignoring totally the fact that public transit hasn’t paid for itself since before WWII and that without another Law Enforcer authority (the Transit Police), public transit in many urban areas is quite crime ridden.
Moving along to more of the CHANGE you can expect from the Morons-in-Charge…
… yes, you guessed it; Your Diet is Causing Climate Change!
Here it is directly as reported in the Wall Street Journal.
“Changing our lifestyles, including our diets, is going to be one of the crucial elements in cutting carbon emissions,” said David Kennedy, chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change.
Alcoholic drinks are another significant contributory factor, with the growing and processing of crops such as hops and malt into beer and whiskey helping to generate 1.5% of the nation’s greenhouse gases.
The Carbon Trust, a government-funded firm, is working with food and drink companies to calculate the “carbon footprints” of products – sometimes with surprising results.