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RGar974417

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The Feds are proposing to allow states to toll more interstates.We already pay state and federal gas taxes for these roads.Can you imagine how much more this could cost us to go camping since we would be paying for both the tow vehicle and trailer or motorhome and tow car?





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The problem is we don't pay enough to maintain the roads. I'm not a fan of the plan, but TANSTAAFL. The $ (Trillions of dollars needed) has to come from somewhere.


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RG, the roads are maintained with fuel taxes and overall, we are driving less and the vehicles are getting better mpg, so the funds need to come from somewhere. What would YOU suggest?

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Chris Bryant wrote:

The problem is we don't pay enough to maintain the roads. I'm not a fan of the plan, but TANSTAAFL. The $ (Trillions of dollars needed) has to come from somewhere.


Is it that we don't pay enough or that the money is being wasted elsewhere, and will these new taxes guarantee us better roads?

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Helimech wrote:

Chris Bryant wrote:

The problem is we don't pay enough to maintain the roads. I'm not a fan of the plan, but TANSTAAFL. The $ (Trillions of dollars needed) has to come from somewhere.


Is it that we don't pay enough or that the money is being wasted elsewhere, and will these new taxes guarantee us better roads?


It's that we don;t pay enough, period.

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Nobody I know LIKES paying taxes. Wait, check that: nobody I know LIKES paying for ANYTHING. But if you want the goods, you have to pay for them. That's just how it is.

And I for one want the roads, so I'll grit my teeth and pay my share of maintaining them. Personally, I'd rather they just increased the fuel tax, rather than make toll roads. But every time a legislator proposes doing that, the screaming gets deafening and the anti-tax nuts come out of the woodwork.

I know we've cut our fuel purchases from the days the main ride got 16-20 mpg and the current one gets 50. This suggests that we should be in line for something like a tripling of our gas tax rates just to get us back to par supporting those roads we use so much. In our state the gas tax is set as a percentage, rather than a cents/per gallon, and it currently is 3.2%. I can't imagine an immediate jump to 9% making it through the Republican-dominated legislature, can you?

So, yeah, if the number of toll roads increases, I am not going to like it. But ya gotta do what ya gotta do, and that applies to gub'mint as much as to you and I. And I note that OVERALL, TAXES ARE AT A 70 YEAR LOW in the US.





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Isn't it obvious? They have to pay back who funded their election in the first place.


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I think we pay plenty period. The Allocation of those funds is what is wrong.


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Dog Trainer wrote:

I think we pay plenty period. The Allocation of those funds is what is wrong.


Could you be talking about free cell phones and similar programs?

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gbopp wrote:

Dog Trainer wrote:

I think we pay plenty period. The Allocation of those funds is what is wrong.


Could you be talking about free cell phones and similar programs?


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