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great look at our gas tax vs

2014-07-25 03:00:13.206241+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

A great look at our gas tax vs infrastructure spending: http://www.strongtowns.org/jou...on-the-gas-tax.html#.U9FtnvFEpOh

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#Comment Re: made: 2014-07-25 14:23:51.807432+00 by: meuon

Lazily wondering if we had spent the money we've been spending in the middle east in the last 20 years on our own infrastructure and economy...

The South African term I have learned to respect is: "Non-reflective". As in you can shine a lot of light (money) at it, and get nothing back. It applies in many many ways.

#Comment Re: made: 2014-07-25 14:25:02.674082+00 by: meuon

My other thought is: Make the tax 1.00 even. How would that change our economy for the better and for the worse?

#Comment Re: made: 2014-07-25 15:31:18.853557+00 by: Dan Lyke

I think we can argue that a lot of the money we've been spending in the Middle East has been keeping petroleum prices artificially low... In a big way, that's yet another subsidy for the automobile.

I like the "non-reflective" metaphor...