Fat.The.Gangster wrote:I hope the next sentence outlining your motivations includes the phrase "bat-shit crazy" because anyone who thinks of highways as "transportation welfare" is clearly certifiable or just a huge, huge idiot.
I realize that pointing out the analogies between our transportation policies and welfare reform is highly irritating to those who view a super-expensive road system that is only used at 1/8 capacity as a God-given right. But consider it from my perspective:
40% of my property tax dollars are being spent on something I use very little of. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s right Ã¢â‚¬â€œ even though my main form of transportation is not subject to motor-fuel or other motor-vehicle fees and taxes, I am still paying a sizeable chunk of change so that motorists can forgo considering their own economic well-being when making lifestyle choices involving transportation. Starts to sound a little like the arguments associated with welfare reform, does it not?
It is time my detractors start reeling out some facts to back up their assertions with the same effusiveness they reel out the invective!