Agenda 2030: Making driving too costly for many

Agenda 2030: Making driving too costly for many

A provision in the Biden administration-backed $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill currently under debate in the U.S. Senate has sparked controversy for an initiative tucked into the legislation that would explore charging Americans a fee for every mile they drive.  

The target year is tied to the United Nations’ global ‘Sustainable Development Goals,’ which promote a radical overhaul of democratic national governance and free market economic systems by the year 2030.

If undertaken, the program would make driving considerably more expensive for Americans, a result the Western Journal’s Taylor Penney suggested is “intentional,” and “another way to cripple our existing ways of life.” 

The pilot program to research charging Americans a per-mile fee to drive their personal vehicles is described in section 13002 of the bill, nestled into pages 508 to 519 of the massive 2,702-page infrastructure package.

According to the language of the legislation, the scheme’s objectives are “to test the design, acceptance, implementation, and financial sustainability of a national motor vehicle per-mile user fee,” “to address the need for additional revenue for surface transportation infrastructure and a national motor vehicle per-mile user fee,” and “to provide recommendations relating to the adoption and implementation of a national motor vehicle per-mile user fee.”

Passenger vehicles as well as light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks would be subject to the per-mile fee under the initiative, with fees variable “to reflect estimated impacts on infrastructure, safety, congestion, the environment, or other related social impacts.”

The allegedly bipartisan infrastructure bill has received the enthusiastic backing of the Biden administration, with the White House calling it “a critical step in implementing President Biden’s Build Back Better vision” to “combat the climate crisis” and “create a generation of good-paying union jobs.” 

The Biden administration’s oft-used slogan “Build Back Better” is a phrase tightly associated with the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset agenda, a radical global socialist plan that seeks to “press the reset button on capitalism, transforming everything about our society.”