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Posted on 04/24/2014 6:19:02 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
Early voting is underway. Weve got a GOP leadership in Washington looking to sell us out on amnesty and ObamaCare. In Raleigh, we have a state party leadership reportedly looking to toss out opposition to toll roads and ObamaCare, and water down the official stance on amnesty. You can grumble all you want. But the only way to send a message to these people is at the polling place. Youve got the opportunity, from now until May 6, to do a little RINO-hunting.
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I live in Ohio Congressional District 8 and John Boehner is my Congressman. I’ve seen plenty of signs on lawns that simply state “Fire Boehner”.
So vote for "Woodie"
and avoid the "Bohner" ?
I don’t have a problem with toll roads, i think its a pathway towards privatization of much of the Road system.
No way should interstate highways be toll roads.
“No way should interstate highways be toll roads.”
I agree the Interstate as they exist today probably would not be sustainable functioning on tolls(user-fees).
Simply put the interstate system costs far more to maintain than people would be willing to pay to uses. This of course puts most of the interstate system in the notable position of being an economic net wast.
Eisenhower argued however their value as a defense asset offset the economic value difference. I don’t know if that is still true today, and frankly I’m willing to let the post road system continue.
But we would be foolish to not contentiously question that calculus. Paving North America with cost ineffective roads is not fair to the Tax payer, and a unnecessary burden to the economy. We need only enough roads to get from State to state for commutation, trade, and military defense reasons.
I live in Sarasota, Florida. My local newspaper is a way left fishwrapper featuring mostly bylines of the NYT and the Washing Compost. Each election year eve, they feature their recommendations for the upcoming election: I use that as a guide and vote the opposite of the paper on any issue or candidate where I have doubts.
In the context of the article the reference is to placing tolls on I-95 in Virginia. I95 currently is tolled in New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware. There’s no reason to spread the disease to Virgina. The toll per mile in Maryland and Delaware is ridiculous theft having little to do with maintaining the highway and more to do with filling state coffers.
“In the context of the article the reference is to placing tolls on I-95 in Virginia. I95 currently is tolled in New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware. Theres no reason to spread the disease to Virgina. The toll per mile in Maryland and Delaware is ridiculous theft having little to do with maintaining the highway and more to do with filling state coffers.”
Ahh well that is a Virginia issue. I would simply submit that if federal funds are going to pay to build a road, then the Toll cannot be applied against cars from other States.
Local and state roads that are funded by state and/or local funds can and perhaps should be made tole roads provide the tolls are used excursively for the upkeep of the road in question.