Thursday, March 10, 2005

News Flash – Congress Considers Another Necessity to Make Us Pay For

In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.
Voltaire (1694–1778), philosopher, author

Here they go again. Now, Congress is considering legislation backed by the Bush administration that would let states charge drivers fees to fund new highways or to reduce rush-hour traffic, in addition to allowing gas prices to rise daily. That’s the ticket; make it so expensive so that people who have jobs can no longer afford to go to work. Why are we paying 32 cents on every gallon of gas in California if it is not to repair and build roads?

What else can we attach a fee to in order to make life less affordable? They allow credit card companies to entice and lure people into debt, but don’t allow them any protection from the vultures, and plan to make it too expensive to file for bankruptcy. And, forget about allowing people to earn a living wage, Congress voted that down.

3 comments:

On The Mark said...

Reminds me of a trip in Russia. While in a car with friends the driver stopped at a toll booth. As we proceeded I noticed he was always averting potholes. I said that in America toll roads are usually better. He said it's a double-whammy in Russia. The government doesn't allot funds for toll roads, and the people who run the toll roads pocket the money, so nothing gets done. Therefore, toll roads are actually worse.

B2 said...

How sad that nowadays it's probably necessary for you to identify who Voltaire was.

The Misanthrope said...

What is just as sad is that we can compare our system to Russia.