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1 posted on 11/09/2019 2:00:18 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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2 posted on 11/09/2019 2:02:34 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Show me the people who own the land, the guns and the money, and I'll show you the people in charge.)
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If our corrupt politicians kept their fingers out of the pot, the gas taxes would pay for everything.


3 posted on 11/09/2019 2:04:04 PM PST by EvilCapitalist (If it takes a bloodbath, let's get it over with. No more appeasement. -Ronald Reagan)
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How much gas tax money has been diverted for subways, “green” buses and trains to nowhere?


5 posted on 11/09/2019 2:04:25 PM PST by cgbg (The Democratic Party is morphing into the Donner Party)
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Gas taxes are used for everything but roads.

The drivers money is used for bike paths, light rail, operators to drive the empty light rail trains around town, parks, and most of all, to make sure pensions are funded.


6 posted on 11/09/2019 2:06:28 PM PST by Balding_Eagle ( The Great Wall of Trump ---- 100% sealing of the border. Coming soon.)
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How about fewer bike lanes?


7 posted on 11/09/2019 2:06:34 PM PST by T. P. Pole
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That’s because 90% of it pays the employees with their lavish benefits and pensions.


10 posted on 11/09/2019 2:12:35 PM PST by fruser1
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And they make me use less gas per mile.


11 posted on 11/09/2019 2:13:21 PM PST by fproy2222
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“Infrastructure” is code for more pay and funding cushy over extended retirement packages.


13 posted on 11/09/2019 2:16:33 PM PST by SpaceBar
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So, bring on the dancing goats. Maybe they can help out.

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14 posted on 11/09/2019 2:17:18 PM PST by combat_boots (TGod bless Israel and all who protect and defend her! Merry Christmas! In God We Trust! Hi)
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Lie. Increased economic activity increases amount paid in taxes. The problem is they spend far faster then income comes in. If you increase the tax, still will not close the gap in the rate of growth in spending

Three things wrong with infrastructure in this country

Massive waste on absurd frills and over designed infrastructure. You really do not need decorative art work on an interstate bridge etc.

Too much bureaucracy. If you ran a private charity with the sort of wasteful bureaucracy overhead the government manages infrastructure, you would be in jail

Diversion of funds to wasteflu political boondoggles like “rails to trails” or “high speed rail”

We don't need more taxing, we need better control of the spending

17 posted on 11/09/2019 2:22:35 PM PST by MNJohnnie (They would have to abandon leftism to achieve sanity. Freeper Olog-hai)
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They siphon money from road projects on to other social things like bike paths, LGTB colored crosswalks, etc then complain no money for roads which was the intent of the taxes in the first place; Idea!! Raise gas taxes, that should take care of it although meanwhile, over here ....


18 posted on 11/09/2019 2:30:41 PM PST by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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1. Number of cars increased from 198 million in 1993 to 272 million in 2017. https://www.statista.com/statistics/183505/number-of-vehicles-in-the-united-states-since-1990/

2. Number of miles driven increased from 2 trillion in 1993 to over 3 trillion in 2018. https://afdc.energy.gov/data/mobile/10315

3. Fuel usage in 1993 was 693 gallons per vehicle to in 2010 678 gallons per vehicle. https://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/annual/showtext.php?t=ptb0208

Cars and miles driven are up but gallons of fuel used is down slightly. So 50% more cars, 35% more miles and a 4% drop in gallons used. I think there is a leak somewhere? A funding leak! Is money going to non road projects?

In California...From 2007 to 2010, $1.3 billion in transportation funds was spent not to build or repair state roads but to finance other programs that were apparently more politically rewarding (i.e., generated more votes) than fixing bridges and filling potholes. https://fee.org/articles/californias-soaring-gas-taxes-arent-even-going-to-the-roads/

19 posted on 11/09/2019 2:32:33 PM PST by Lockbox
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Maybe not redirecting it to other uses would help.


22 posted on 11/09/2019 2:48:22 PM PST by Retvet (Retvet)
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Prevailing Wage Rate Example

The Total Hourly Rate for a Laborer classification for Group 1 in Los Angeles County as determined by the Director in February of 2017 is $52.08 per hour straight time, $68.25 per hour overtime, and $84.42 per hour Sunday, Holidays and double time.
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So what is the hourly rate for standing around looking puzzled or waiting around for someone to come and tell them what to do next. Such “laying about” is what I typically see road construction crews doing as I drive past them.


23 posted on 11/09/2019 2:54:51 PM PST by House Atreides (Boycott the NFL 100% — PERMANENTLY)
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Eventually, we may need to resurrect the old Roman practice of decimation on our elected officials.

At least then we’d have a 1 in 10 chance of getting the guilty ones.


24 posted on 11/09/2019 2:56:17 PM PST by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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“States Find Gas Tax Increases Still Not Paying for Infrastructure Funding”

That’s because the stinking bastards are using it for everything else under the sun. Bike lanes, nature trails, maybe some corrupt mediocre road contracts to insiders etc.


25 posted on 11/09/2019 2:57:56 PM PST by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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Its because these states collect gas taxes under the guise they will pay for roads and bridge upkeep, yet they dump that money into their general funds accounts and piss it away on social programs.

Its what they do where i live except the last 8 years of Walker. since we have a hardcore bolshevik in now we’ll be returning to that crap again.


27 posted on 11/09/2019 3:03:39 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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“...the nation’s fourth largest,...”

South Carolina?


29 posted on 11/09/2019 3:16:08 PM PST by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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It would pay if they weren’t diverting the bulk of it for other things.


30 posted on 11/09/2019 3:39:51 PM PST by BuffaloJack ("Security does not exist in nature. Everything has risk." Henry Savage)
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But, we need bike/skate board lanes!
They exist too!
/S
/$ is closer to the truth


32 posted on 11/09/2019 3:53:16 PM PST by hadaclueonce ( This time I am Deplorable)
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