Question by : Wouldn’t it make more sense to enact a higher tax on gasoline and diesel fuel to pay for our roads and bridges?
I know it sounds crazy because no one wants to pay higher taxes but think of the alternative. Tolls and collapsing bridges are what we have now. I mean look at what they are charging us to use these tunnels and bridges which are falling apart.
[ Google "MTA Bridges and Tunnels Crossing Charges" cause that is another link Yahoo is blocking. BTW its the first link that comes up ]
Plus if you get rid of all tolls with a minor fuel tax everyone who uses the roads will share in its cost and you eliminate the free rider problem. Oh and think of how much money you will save on gas and diesel when you don’t have to wait for 3 hours on line to get through that toll. So in the very end it all balances out.
We could always use private accountants to manage the money. I recommend having at least 3 accountants to prevent fraud.
The truth is that our bridges and roads really are falling apart. You know that is not good for the economy right?
@Deathbound- You don’t live in NYC liar. You think that paying almost 20 dollars one way for a toll is reasonable? lmao
Answer by Shovel Ready
We have too many roads and bridges as it is. Let’s get rid of some of them, lower taxes, and get the government off peoples’ backs.
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