Skip to comments.Transportation Secretary Envies China Dictatorship
Posted on 07/07/2012 3:55:06 PM PDT by John Semmens
Miffed that the Administration's dream of a nationwide high-speed rail passenger system may be derailed by uncooperative states, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said he wished the US were more like China. Thus far Florida, Ohio, and Wisconsin have opted out of participating in the President's high-speed rail scheme.
In China the government doesn't have to put up with people thwarting their plans, LaHood explained. If the top guy says do something, everyone has to go along. They don't have state legislatures or governors deciding they don't want to pony up their share of the cost for the rail program. And they certainly don't have to worry about voters rejecting the taxes or bonds that are needed to fund construction.
LaHood held out the hope that November's election might change things here in America. Up to now, the President has had to go through the motions of asking for states to join in voluntarily in funding the program, the Secretary pointed out. After he is reelected, though, there'll be no need for that. A single signature on an Executive Order mandating universal participation should suffice.
A key factor in LaHood's optimism was the Supreme Court's recent ruling on the Affordable Care Act. It is now a matter of settled law that those who refuse to participate in a government mandated program can be taxed, he contended. Faced with the prospect of being taxed and getting nothing in return I think states contemplating rebellion against the federal plan for high-speed rail will come into line.
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Of course the Oboma administration would love to run America like China. If the citizens don't obey their masters, they get one quick shot in the head. Wouldn't the commies in charge right now love that kind of power! It's like an Oboma wet dream.
Bingo. Unlimited power, unlimited luxury, unlimited number of slaves forever.
Hey, don’t like it? Pack up and move to China dingbat.
... and this guy is a Republican, I hear?
I see you trying to sneak this one.
You must riff it
Don't let the door hit ya...
... on the way out!!
Another good one John. Enjoyed.
It takes actual brains, PhDs in hard science, to run China as a dictatorship.
Not some podunk gangsta wannabes art and lawyer students from Chicago.
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