How about Rahm Emanuel? You think it is a good idea for the State to watch your every move? Should the FBI, the ATF, the IRS and Customs and Immigration be able to track you wherever you go? Wouldn’t it be nice if every municipality was able to issue speeding tickets retroactively without bothering to have a cop present? How about when you apply for that government job, since they’re the only ones hiring, and they get to look up every AA meeting you’ve been to? Well, holy Stalinist autocracy, Batman, this is what we got coming unless a hell of a lot of people start saying Fuck No right now. I’m sorry, it doesn’t matter what the intent is, what kind of legal “restrictions” are placed on the data. This isn’t a slippery slope, this is a sheer cliff off into the Abyss. Once they have a mandatory GPS chip in every car, what makes anyone think the state will limit it use to gouge our taxes when it could be oh so more helpful.
We can thank Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood for being the asshat to float this particular trial balloon, one the Obama administration immediatly deflated. The problem is, individual states are still considering it. You think the Feds won’t take advantage of that data?