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Howie Carr: MassDOT Secretary Monica Tibbits-Nutt is quite nutty

Monica Tibbits-Nutt, Gov. Maura Healey’s crewcut Secretary of Transportation, is a real nutjob.

In case you’re not familiar with this latest $196,551-a-year local poster gal for leftist lunacy, this Nutt is nuttier than a fruitcake.

“We are going after all the people,” she said recently at a public gathering of her fellow tree huggers and climate cultists, “who should be giving us money to make our transportation better.”

To elaborate, she said she is “basically going after everyone who has money.”

No, not really. Nutty Nutt makes it very clear she only fantasizes about going after everyone who works for a living. Exempt from the apparatchiks’ diktats would be the non-working classes. Aren’t they always?

We work, they don’t. Some call it equity.

The legislature could not be reached for comment.

Here are some of the cabinet secretary’s fondest dreams:

  • Increasing the state payroll tax.
  • Jacking up local excise taxes.
  • New tolls on all highways leading into Massachusetts.
  • Forcing working-class drivers out of their pick-up trucks, which she claimed are “basically” 18-wheelers.
  • Charging more for Uber/Lyft rides, and for package-delivery services.
  • Writing more speeding tickets, and suspending more drivers’ licenses, and forcing motorists to appeal the loss of their licenses at the state’s kangaroo-court hearings.
  • Using state policy to bludgeon citizens into submission to the Deep State — “I’ll 100 percent use it as a weapon.”

Remember, among other things, Tibbits-Nutt is suggesting cracking down on law-abiding motorists in a state where criminal illegal aliens with no licenses are allowed to drive at will, in unregistered, uninsured, uninspected low riders with absolutely no consequences whatsoever.

But for taxpaying American motorists, here’s what the Democrats have in store for you:

“We’re getting really, really aggressive. We are pushing for less warnings, more citations. I’m telling you, nothing slows down someone real quick like getting your license suspended.”

She continued:

“The beauty is we can be in charge of that too ‘cause we will 100 percent take your license. We have absolutely no problem doing that. Feel free to appeal this in a hearing.”

Good lord. All the nuts ain’t on the sundaes, obviously. Commissar Nutt’s rants went over real big at the nut get-together she spoke at. I’ll bet most of the comrades were wearing masks. Aren’t they always?

Nutt doesn’t seem to understand that a few people remain in Massachusetts who have real jobs that require them to drive places, and who don’t have the time or patience for this woke nonsense.

According to her press releases, Nutt’s goals are “a more inclusive and equitable transportation system.”

Very significantly, she’s also involved with a transportation foundation that “provides scholarships to female-identifying professionals and students.”

Female-identifying?

Personally, when it comes to transportation, I’d prefer to concentrate on recruiting “pothole-filling-identifying professionals.” Those are the ones we seem to have a real shortage of around here.

Here’s another take-away quote: “Once I say it, it’s now a policy.”

The state, it is Nutt. Not to mention, nuts.

But let’s talk about pick-up trucks, shall we? Nutt and the rest of the trust-funders and non-profit types are quite terrified of them — Fords seem to have replaced SUV’s as the greatest threat to… something.

A Valley Girl, or should I say female-identifying person – asked Tibbits-Nutt a question about some major threats to the planet.

SUV’s had frightened her enough, she said, but “now these pick-up trucks, F-150s — I’m terrified they’re gonna squish me like a bug and not even notice me!”

“That’s very reasonable,” Tibbits-Nutt nuttily agreed. “They’re massive!”

“Is there anything,” Valley Girl continued, “that the DOT can do to help protect us a little bit from these, or disincentive people from buying them?”

There was regret in Nutty’s voice as she admitted, “We can’t price them high enough, or put enough fees on them to stop the type of person who wants to buy that car.”

In case you couldn’t figure out how much contempt she has for that “type of person,” she went on, oozing contempt for anyone who works with their hands in a real job:

“And I’m 100 percent passing judgment on someone who wants to drive basically an 18-wheeler as their own personal car.”

Hey, Nutty, hasn’t your crowd done enough damage with all these ridiculous bicycle lanes that nobody uses? Lay off our damn pick-ups. And get your eyes checked if you think an F-150 is a tractor-trailer.

Nutt is really excited about jacking up the excise tax too. How she can personally do this, I have no clue. Nor does she, I suspect.

But maybe a huge hike in the excise tax is how to get all these plumbers and electricians in their MAGA hats out of their trucks — “that might do it!” she gushed. “It’s not a bad idea.”

The good news is, none of this is going to happen, at least not for the foreseeable future. As totalitarian as their goals are, at least the Healey regime is hopelessly incompetent — thank God.

Remember, this is the same administration that a) has no idea how many illegal aliens it’s supporting in luxury, b) how many billions these handouts are costing, c) who’s providing all the services or d) when the nightmare will be over.

Still, it’s scary that a crackpot like this could be promoted into such a high position, even if we all understand the DEI reasons why.

Remember a couple of years ago, when Gov. Charlie Baker had a similar blow-in out-of-state climate-cult grifter on the payroll?

He was making the same sort of sneering, offensive, classist statements about natives of this state — the need to “break their will” to heat their homes in winter, or to drive to their doctors’ appointments, rather than take the bus.

The difference between that drifter and this new one is that as dreadful a governor as Charlie Baker was, he still fired the bum and sent him packing back to wherever the hell he came from.

This new Nutt bragged that Maura Healey has “her back.”

Gee, I wonder why.

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