|Vehicle Emissions Tailpipe Testing can be Repealed!|
Thousands of County residents have called and asked for Repeal of Tailpipe Testing.
Offices of the Jefferson County Commissioners
Now it is time to call the News Media and ask they report how candidates stand on
Questionable Effects of Tailpipe Testing:
It Created a Private monopoly - After passing Vehicle Emissions Testing, Judge Mitch McConnell and the County Commissioners, turned over implementation and day to day operations to Gordon-Darby, Inc. This created a private monopoly and guaranteed 450,000 customers annually! Private business has to make a profit. Couldnt county workers provide "the service" for less?
Fills the Court System with the working poor - The Jefferson County Court System processes 16,000+ VET related court cases a year! Some politicians have requested a new and larger facility be built. Repealing the VET may eliminate the need for a courthouse building program and free the Sheriff's Department to serve Felony Warrants.
Sets precedent for government to tell
citizens how and when to spend after tax dollars. The $8.25 is a fee and not a tax or
is it a rose by another name?
The VET is an example of Federal Government trampling States Rights Politicians claim repeal will cost Jefferson County Federal Funding. Uncle Sams rebate to the states that comply is blackmail and proves American citizens are paying too much in Federal Taxes! The 10th Amendment grants all powers to the States that are not specifically delegated to the Federal Government.
The Law does not apply equally to all:
Government is the Biggest Polluter:
Government officials knew 30 years ago pollution would become a problem. But they did not discourage the automobile industry and encourage mass transit.
Politicians are the biggest promoters of
clean air programs like tailpipe testing. Yet they continue to encourage
building programs in densely populated urban areas:
Bringing the UPS National Hub to Louisville
- Takeoffs and landings are the most polluting aspects of air traffic. Clean air would
have been preserved and new jobs secured by building in an adjacent county. Airport
Expansion added more pollution to Jefferson County than a punitive VET program can reclaim
The VET program places the burden for improving air quality squarely on the shoulders of those least able to pay, the poor, retired and young people starting out! Among the 6% who fail are unfortunates who cannot afford to repair or replace their vehicles. Nobody wants to drive and undependable or poorly running vehicle.