February 28, 2009
Last week Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood floated the idea of a mileage tax. “The idea — which involves tracking drivers through Global Positioning System (GPS) units in their cars — is gaining support in some states as a way of making up for a shortfall in highway funding,” reports CNN.
|CFR member and current DHS boss Janet Napolitano rolled out the idea of “enhanced driver’s licenses,” that is to say RFID national ID cards.|
It didn’t take long for Obama to reject the idea — at least for now. The National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission report rolling out the mileage tax is designed not to foist this intrusive technology on the American people in the short term, but rather get them acclimated to the idea of being tracked and taxed.
“The White House was somewhat premature,” commission Chairman Robert Atkinson told Bloomberg. “It’s absolutely critical that we look at it. The members of Congress that are committed to a robust transportation system are certainly very aware of the risks of that system not having as much money as it needs because of the stated policy of the Obama administration.” According to Atkinson and the panel, the so-called stimulus bill won’t be sufficient to meet highway-funding needs and financing programs in partnership with private companies “can play an important supplementary role.”
Private companies such as defense contractor Lockheed-Martin currently manufacture and profit from red light cameras now going in around the country. Lockheed-Martin not only manufactures the cameras, it also takes a cut from fines issued to red light violators.
“Not only has the sheer number of tickets issued and money reaped increased, but the type of photo enforcement and surveillance the government uses has also vastly increased,” notes the National Motorists Association. “There are red light cameras, speeding cameras, railroad crossing cameras, and most recently face identification cameras. Tampa Bay, Florida is now scanning the faces of pedestrians on the street to compare them to their database of criminals. The Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles is investing in a camera system that will map the face of anyone with a driver’s license thus creating a photo database of the vast majority of their population. How long until the system used in Colorado is married to the system used in Florida?”
Adding GPS tracking to this emerging surveillance network would be a control freak’s wish come true. Obama’s supposed rejection of the GPS track and tax idea is a public relations trick. In fact, the global elite have long planned to impose a high-tech surveillance and control grid on humanity.
At approximately the same time we were told Obama rejected the GPS track and tax idea, CFR member and current DHS boss Janet Napolitano was rolling out the idea of “enhanced driver’s licenses,” that is to say RFID national ID cards.
“Privacy advocates are issuing warnings about a new radio chip plan that ultimately could provide electronic identification for every adult in the U.S. and allow agents to compile attendance lists at anti-government rallies simply by walking through the assembly,” writes Bob Unruh for WorldNetDaily.
“Enhanced driver’s licenses give confidence that the person holding the card is the person who is supposed to be holding the card, and it’s less elaborate than REAL ID,” Napolitano said in a Washington Times report.
Globalist servant Napolitano’s idea is a classic bait and switch. The government introduced the idea of REAL ID a few years ago and after this technology was rejected as “flawed” by Congress and a number of states, Napolitano’s “less elaborate” scheme was floated.
Michigan State Rep. Paul Opsommer told WND when he sought an exception to the growing federal move toward driver’s licenses with an electronic ID chip, and he was told that was “unlikely.” In addition, Opsommer was informed that the government is “trying to harmonize these standards with Canada and Mexico [so] it had to apply to everybody. I was absolutely dumbfounded.”
In other words, implementing this intrusive technology — facial recognition cameras, RFID chips, and GPS track and tax — is part of the world government agenda, beginning with the merger of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, otherwise known as the North American Union.
Robert Atkinson was correct when he stated that the “White House was somewhat premature” in its supposed rejection of the track and tax idea. As the banker devised “stimulus” borrow and spend bill flounders — it wasn’t designed to address such problems, but rather hand out pork in the name of political favor and inflate the national debt — and the nation’s crucial infrastructure continues to crumble, the track and tax idea will be forced on the American people along with the RFID national ID card and other control grid schemes.
The global elite will track our every move. Imposing burdensome taxes on us is only part of the agenda. The other and equally important part is the “electronic identification for every adult in the U.S.” (and eventually the entire world), especially those who may attend anti-government rallies.
In the not too distant future, if the effort to surveil our every move is not defeated, merely attending such rallies will become impossible.