The $Billions collected every year in gasoline tax is supposed to be used for road building. Unfortunately, most of that gets siphoned off for 'social' programs and the pols have to gouge us for more taxes to repair roads and bridges. Then they create more 'social' programs, and the vicious cycle begins anew.kramer wrote:
They thought they were saving the economy, that is why they threw money at the banks. And as far as not wanting to give money to build roads, I don't agree with this in part because here in CA, republicans have been trying to keep the road taxes from being used on other projects. As for the national Republicans that voted against road repair, was this when the road bill had billions of other spending along with the road repairs? If so (and I believe this is the case), then good for the Republicans.
I never said I supported TARP, I don't know enough about it to take a position. I assume if Republicans voted for it, it must have been for a good reason. That doesn't mean I support it.
I'm also not a fan of the Federal Reserve. I think it needs to go.
PS; I wish JQP would quit 'editing' the emoticon. I have to hunt for my favorites every other day.