Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/5/2011

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/5/2011President Barack Hussein Obama, concerned about the budget deficit and the rising national debt, is considering increasing government revenues by imposing a mileage tax on American drivers. The scheme would involve a special monitoring device that would be installed in every vehicle, and then drivers would pay the tax through an automated system at gas stations when they fill their tanks.

In other news, Jefferson Keel, president of the National Congress of American Indians, has objected to the codename “Geronimo” that was assigned to the operation that killed Osama bin Laden. He says it is offensive to Native Americans.

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