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GOP congressman: Tax hike needed for roads, bridges   Leave a comment

Jim RenacciHere it goes!

GOP congressman: Tax hike needed for roads, bridges.

Does it ever occur to these politicians that drivers, who are the ones who pay the gas tax, would be more willing to pay that tax if the money actually went to highways and roads instead of commuter rail, bike paths and busses?

Really, I’m not unwilling to pay a gas tax, but when I see most of the money going to other transportation modals that the users of are subsidized for, I object and I’m going to continue objecting until that is fixed.

Congress, if you want to build these other alternative transportation systems, that’s fine, but fund them through taxes on those users, not with taxes on drivers who are sitting in gridlock on crappy roads wondering if the bridge is going to fall down.

Of course, you aren’t going to do that. You’re going to raise income taxes on all Americans, which is at least fair … or would be if 46% of the nation’s workers paid actual income tax.

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