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New Bill Authorizes IRS to Take Passports, Mandates Black Boxes in Cars

Jake156 Wrote: Apr 21, 2012 3:34 PM
Of course a later law could allow the data from these boxes be used to levy a mileage tax on the owner of said vehicle since it will allow the vehicles every move to be tracked. Not that the trustworthy honorable federal government would ever consider such a thing. Of course if the technology is available, it would be a shame to waste it. Right Rahm?

Hold on to your car keys (and passports). A transportation bill which contains some bizarre requirements is making its way through Congress and is expected to become law. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, or MAP-21 has already passed in the Senate and is expected to pass in the House. After that, it will receive President Obama's signature.

Hidden in the legislative jargon are two strange requirements, which one hopes would raise concern in the conservative House. First, the MAP-21 Act gives the IRS the authority to seize the passport of anyone they believe to be...