What planet do you live on? Nobody drives for free, and never has. The roads are paid by taxes that everyone pays. The gas tax is a tax that only drivers pay. BTW, do you know that Cities and Towns pay the same gas tax as the general public? Please dude, think. The politicians want more money to pay for things that THEY want.
“What planet do you live on? Nobody drives for free, and never has.”
Hell, I know that. My point is that A LOT of so-called ‘conservatives’ believe that if you’re not paying tolls, you’re getting a “free ride”, and those conservatives DEMAND tolls - and really don’t care if they go to foreign companies (as in Texas, IL, and Indiana), or simply to the government (as in many states).
But they CANNOT seem to understand that the gas tax is a USER FEE and is about as close as one can get, without real-time tracking, to making sure that the users of the roads actually pay for them. They just CANNOT comprehend that the cost of upgrading and expanding highways HAS DOUBLED since the last round of gas tax increases (at least in Texas and at the federal level), and that if we do not permit the gas tax to keep up with inflation, we will get MUCH, MUCH, WORSE outcomes - as in parts of Texas and the Indiana Toll Road.