I hope this might give you a laugh. we are wrestling, here in Virginia, with a highway bill that the Republicans are struggling to get through the General Assembly. they want to fix a problem that they themselves created: that ere is not enough $ being dedicated to road repair and construction here.
The plan here is sort of a classic bait and switch- look, we are getting rid of the gasoline tax!!! yeah, but there will be an increase in the sales tax, and hybrid car owners will be slapped with $100 per year charge. yes, let's get rid of the VISIBLE tax, and replace it with an invisible one, and while we are at it let's nail the greenies cuz we hate them and they do not vote for us. In fact, it is a net increase of revenue. Think about it. If you don't have enough money to pay for something you want, well you need to dig into your pocket and get more money. it is not rocket science. I object to the plan because it would actually encourage people to drive more, and it would discourage people from buying hybrids, plug ins, and other fuel efficient vehicles. how is that good? it is pretending that air pollution and global warming do not exist.
But Ken Cuccinelli will have none of it. Cooch, a Tea Party darling who wants to be Governor next year, wants us to give up on the highway bill and trash it. Why? Because it does not actually produce enough revenue to fix Virginia's roads? NO. actually Cooch wants to trash it because it is a tax increase.
Holy Toledo. the problem is that there is no money. How you gonna fix roads without money, Cooch? Oh, I get it. You are not going to fix any roads. because none of that matters nearly as much as keeping taxes low.
The Tea Party is killing this country, that is how I see it.