Thursday, March 25, 2010

Federal Coercion, Phase Two

It's good to be in DC, the seat of all knowledge and wisdom.

Just ask Ray LaHood.

“Today, I want to announce a sea change,” LaHood wrote. “People across America who value bicycling should have a voice when it comes to transportation planning. This is the end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense of non-motorized.”

LaHood’s policy statement not only called for this change to take place in programs funded by the federal government, but also said the federal government would “encourage” state and local governments to do the same in their own programs.

You WILL walk or ride a bicycle. Sieg Heil!!

Yes, he telegraphed it:

On May 21, LaHood told reporters at the National Press Club that the “Partnership for Sustainable Communities’ his department had formed with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Housing—sometimes known as the “livability initiative”--was designed to “coerce” people out of their cars.

So far, no announcement of prison-time for offenders, like with ObamaCare.

1 comment:

Jeremy R. Shown said...

Coerce! What happened to nudge?