If Liberals want to fix infrastructure, Why won't they cut the gas tax, expand highways, and expand airports?
Who uses trains and public transit anyways?
we don't need the gas tax. if we just cut waste and use our regular taxes, then it should be funded properly. or privatize...
- Anonymous5 years agoBest Answer
How to expand highways and airports without a gas tax?
Those things are not free you know!
- 5 years ago
Because those are very radical propositions that won't be agreed too unless all of a sudden, a few million people living in the downtown regions decide that they're going to spend a 2 hour walk getting to work. Highways won't go everywhere in the center of a city, and airports are only exporting these people. You fail to realize that public transit delivers people within a congested area.
- Anonymous5 years ago
Expanding roadways actually increases travel times
Source The Power Broker by Robert Caro
In an America where our population densities are increasing ( 2/3 of America lives in the 1/3 of America that lies East of the Mississippi River ) and our supply of oil is decreasing investing in mass transit is the only long term solution that works
- Vito1964Lv 75 years ago
"Who uses trains and public transit anyways?"
Nobody here. Everyone everywhere else. They suck here, that's the problem.
You can't use a symptom of the problem as evidence against fixing it. e.g. "You don't need spinal surgery to restore the use of your legs, I never see you walk anywhere."
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- FrankLv 75 years ago
Yes! That is is the GOP platform - just cut taxes and spend a lot of money to expand the government.
Then be surprised there is a deficit.
- Cindy LGPBLv 75 years ago
I have a ticket from Boston to Buffalo on Amtrak for tomorrow heading for World Pride 2014 in Toronto, so I guess I use trains.
- TheKittenLv 75 years ago
Fixing things in the confines of accepted economic paradigm must help. We must get beyond corporatism.
- yLv 75 years ago
He have thousands of abled body prisoners that we could put to doing these jobs right now. They should think of it as job training.
- J MLv 75 years ago
Cut tax and spend more? Sounds like Republican logic.
- Linda RLv 75 years ago
Because if they did all of this.............ALL of their 'free' stuff would go away and they'd have to work.