I wouldn’t laugh at tolls - it was the way our founders and early settlers did it. Turnpikes literally and so on. It’s a usage fee. If you don’t use it, you don’t pay. What a novel concept.
I always laugh at tolls. Usage tax is different. Use ten feet of asphalt,pay each time.. usage. Tolls.. well your local state and federal taxes just aren’t cutting it.. so we need you to pay an additional tax and we will call it usage. It sounds better than how many times will idiots say ok to paying for the same ten feet of asphalt tax.
So toll roads on lots of places are in terrible shape, oh then we need a billion dollar stimulus. Some fancy signage saying thank you tax payers for your state, local, federal tax, and your tolls and.. your one Billion dollar union bailout.
If toll roads work, why are they in such bad shape?