Posts Tagged ‘Regional Government’

Toolbox of Tyranny, Vehicle Miles Traveled: Control and Social Engineering to Save the Planet

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

This article was published in California Political News and Views http://capoliticalnews.com/2012/07/23/toolbox-of-tyranny-vehicle-mileage-tax-vmt-control-social-engineering-to-save-the-planet/ One Bay Area Plan (Plan Bay Area) is a 25 year plan that combines housing, transportation, and land use.  It is ostensibly designed to “save the planet” by reducing Green House Gasses (GHG), yet they waive the CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) if a [...]

How MTC Sneaked Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax in to One Bay Area Plan

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

This article was published in Half Way to Concord:  http://www.halfwaytoconcord.com/mtc-sneaks-vehicle-miles-traveled-tax-one-bay-area-plan/ The Contra Costa Times editorial of July 18 “Car tax idea is out of the box: Put it back!” expressed shock and outrage about “… the creative audacity of Bay Area leaders proposing a per-mile tax on driving, maybe as early as next year, using [...]

The China Syndrome and the Meltdown of America: Part 2-Suppression of Dissent Through Visioning and Consensus

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Article Published in CA Political News & Views:  http://capoliticalnews.com/2012/07/17/mimi-steel-the-china-syndrome-and-the-meltdown-of-america-2/ Echoing the laments of pundits like Thomas Friedman of the New York Times, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recently held that China outpaces the United States in building major transportation infrastructure like high-speed rail because of its authoritarian system. “The Chinese are more successful [in building [...]