Toll Roads - Government Greed at it's worst

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  1. HereWeGoAgain
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    The first toll road in Houston (Beltway 8) was suppossed to be free after it was paid for.
    I'm sure everyone can guess what happened.
     
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    wow. No wonder it's so easy for the government to beat us into submission and rob us blind
    btw....the roads benefit EVERYONE. Whether you drive or not you're a consumer.

    But the bigger point is you must have absolutely no idea whatsoever the amount of PURE WASTE that goes on with this money.
    You should maybe educate yourself with what happens at City Halls across the nation and in government offices. Insist on visiting the Mayors office and the City Managers office and observe the expensive fine furniture...that gets replaced every year. In many towns it can exceed $250,000 a year just so that the mayor and city manger can enjoy top of the line furniture. We won;t talk about the other "perks" they lavish themselves with.
    Did you know that Congress fucks have laws in place they voted for so that if THEY get sued for sexual harassment, YOU pay the settlement costs?

    You simply have no clue what you're talking about. Government....from local to Federal is largely a scam against the citizens.
    I would estimate taxes could be lowered by 40% nationwide if we could just cut out the immoral waste and abuse.

    But when you have so many people blindly calling it "fair" and "reasonable"....this is what you get.
    Do you two have ANY CLUE why this nation is trillions in debt....yet with all that money....cant keep our military jets airborne?

    Oh...btw......TOLLS ARE TAXES.

    Good Gawd! Longknife even agreed with you :dunno::eek-52:

    With this much ignorance abundantly flopping around, this nation might as well be the freaking Titanic. Doomed.....sunk.
     
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    It's a symptom of Stockholm syndrome. The gov creates the impression they're doing you a favor as they punish you more.
    EZPass is a perfect example. They make it easier for drivers to have their money pilfered and many are grateful.
     
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    I just wonder what the hell is wrong with those people?
    Are they THAT indoctrinated that they have no clue they're being played for fools?
    Or are they just THAT stupid?

    It's just beyond me how brazenly ignorant or brainwashed so many people are.

    They make great subjects for the Castros and Maduros of the world.

    It's easy to see now why so many of them want Trumps head....they've been TOLD to think that way. No thinking on their part necessary.

    The main objective of our Constitution is to LIMIT the powers of government. But here you have all these imbeciles saying that the governments overreaching, over taxation etc is....."fair"

    Imbeciles are dangerous to your freedom.
     
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    The need to belong skews judgment and individual thought. That's how so many become sheeple. Oblivious sheeple.
     
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    Get used to it. The Highway fund will be empty in two years if we leave things as they are. Roads are not free and some one will have to pay Gas consumption is down and like stated by some one before we raid the fund. We need some grown ups in Governement soon or our roads will not be funded.
     
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    States raise tolls to make up for the gap that comes from the revenue reductions thanks to tax cuts. That's how tax cuts get paid, by increasing user/access fees and excise taxes.
     
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    Conservative governments do, like the one in Kansas that raided the Highway Fund because the tax cut created deficits that weren't filled with trickle-down revenue as promised.
     
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    Bullshit.

    That's what they get the gullible to believe.

    There's PLENTY money flowing into government hands. MORE than plenty.
    It's just wasted on luxuries for privileged elected officials, corruption, unnecessary welfare benefits to the undeserving and handouts to favorites.

    Another one who's never been in the mayors office or council chambers of medium to large towns and cities and seen the spending on lavish unnecessary luxuries.. I guess you missed those photos of that IRS official who posted photos of himself sipping champagne in a bubble bath in a luxury hotel all paid for by taxpayers while on "official business". Last I heard, he kept his job.
    They blow through tax revenues like an addicted celebrity blows through cocaine.

    They handout large salaries to friends. They finance pet projects that direct cash to favorites and often ignore the bidding process.
    Government most often = corruption.

    Maybe you're one of those benefiting from the corruption?
     
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    Point out one failure to try to justify comprehensive democrat failure as policy.
    I'm sure Kansas could have cut plenty of waste to accommodate need.
     

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