Site Meter Ogre's Politics & Views: Road Taxes for Roads?

What a absolutely radical idea! According to this report, Fred Smith, if elected governor of North Carolina, will actually use money that is collected via taxes for building roads to -- wait for it -- BUILD ROADS! This man is clearly a serious radical.

For decades now, the Democrats (who have controlled the North Carolina state government for LITERALLY over 100 years -- the Republicans have NEVER, ever, in all recorded history had a majority in the Senate) have been collecting money from things like gas taxes and motor vehicles taxes. When these laws were passed, the reason the taxes were placed on those vehicles was to pay for roads. However, the Democrats just didn't want to build roads. Instead, they decided they wanted to, well, basically just give the money to their friends. They have been taking billions from the highway and roads funds and putting it in the "general" budget. If you've driven on any roads in North Carolina in the past 10 years, you can see the effect this has.

Fred Smith, who is running for governor, says that he's had enough. He says that money collected from taxes to build roads should be used to build roads. I just can't grasp the concept. Here in North Carolina, we just don't need roads. After all, according to mayor Pat McCrory, building a big train set will solve all the world's problems.

But hey, maybe if you support building roads (and repairing the pothole ridden things we have now), perhaps you should think about supporting Fred Smith for governor.

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