While it is technically regressive, it also taxes the heaviest users of the roadways in a fair way. Semis, dumptrucks, etc. would pay a significantly larger use tax for the absolute havoc they wreak on our roadways.
But I do agree that a more significant portion of other taxes should go to infrastructure.
Maybe the federal government could slow down on those unwanted tanks they are stashing in the desert and kick some to the states for road maintenance?
I think we should spend more income and property tax money on infrastructure. A gas tax is regressive. Plus we're moving to electric vehicles. We'll still need roads but we won't need gas. A gas tax will have diminishing returns.
The traffic is not entirely the fault of 526 delays.
We may reasonably blame our legislators for refusing to raise gas taxes in order to adequately fund road projects. The roads we have are small and crumbling--which is a shitty combination with a booming population and myriad geographical obstacles.
Maybe we could stop giving gargantuan tax breaks to multibillion dollar corporations that move here and destroy our roads with construction and industrial traffic?
Everyone in Chareston is by and large a supporter of completing 526. The polling showed extremely high favorability. People of Kiawah and Seabrook are like everybody else. They want to be able to get to where they are going. Traffic has been a goddamned nightmare this week. WTF?
Wow.....this author really doesn't have any original thoughts!
Interesting, Hillary developed a southern accent on her visit.
“There is no way that she did not know what was going on, that women were being abused and accosted by her husband,” Jones said in an interview.
“They have both lied,” she said.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/05/paul…
so much for socialism. whawha
Love me some Blue Bicycle book store!
Screw Lindsey Graham and the horse he rode in on!
There is hope for Alison yet!
They want to live in a bubble...but it must be accessible by ten lanes, with no exits to the poors of course.
Oh, and is anyone surprised that a Bible-thumping dickhead named "Dabo" from Alabama doesn't associate with the most progressive circles? C'mon, son!
Lindsay has somehow gussied himself into the ultimate caricature of Chicken Little. Which is impressive in a GOP full of Chicken Littles.
1. It's the elected county sheriffs who seem to really love all the military toys. Could that be because they have no supervision except at the polls every 4 years when they grandstand on high profile crimes for a while before the election?...well, some of them grandstand constantly.
2. I highly recommend Radley Balko's blog 'The Watch' at Washington Post for information about police militarization and the deeds and misdeeds of cops and prosecutors across the nation.
The ONLY person who takes Lindsey Graham seriously on foreign policy or anything else is Brad Warthen, former editorial page editor of The State and current blogger on the most inbred little blog you will ever hope to find.
This sucks! I hope the idiot asshole who lifted the book returns it. I love this book store.
I got a position for ole Lindsey.
I am now muttering my favorite 1988 NWA tune from Straight Outta Compton - FTP. Quit writing this stuff so I quit getting all riled up. Seriously tho, FTP.
Isn't it funny how the people of Kiawah, Seabrook, etc are by and large huge supporters of the 526 extension, but when it comes to unnecessary developments fucking up their environment and ecosystems, they get all up in arms?
"All of the above are great for internet use. I wouldn't recommend them for personal interactions."
Why not? Just carry a gun when you say it. You're a good guy. I'm told they are the only ones that can stop the bad guys.
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