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Thursday, March 07, 2013

Alexander Hamilton and Michigan transportation policy

Necessity, especially in politics, often occasions false hopes, false reasonings and a system of measures, correspondently erroneous.
-- Alexander Hamilton, Federalist 35


For example the gas tax argument that says: We haven't raised the tax since 1995 when gas was only $1.15! OKAY, here we go. 1) What the heck kind of argument is that? Taxes always have to increase? Really? How far does that have to go? Until they take 50% of my paycheck? 75%? How much of my paycheck is okay for them to take? 2) We ALREADY pay higher taxes than our neighbors, so that means we've been continually paying too much since the mid '90's and they still can't fix the roads. 3) Don't even get me started on the rediculous increase in the price of a gallon of gas. If the government allowed drilling, the prices would still be low and our economy would likely be booming. 4) The government continually works to minimize gas consumption, so they they're shocked when they take less money on the fewer gallons that they're selling. Yup, that's how that works folks.
-- Lana Theis

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